Peace and Freedom Organization (PFO) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization founded in 2013 and works in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. PFO's headquarter is based in Erbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan region-Iraq and it has different offices in Baghdad, Basra, and Mosul. PFO works to protect human rights and civil rights and ensure peaceful co-existence through promoting trust and collaboration between the diverse components of the society and supporting governmental and non-governmental institutions in developing policies guaranteeing freedoms, rights and social justice in accordance with international standards.
PFO has identified three main program areas in which it will focus its work:
Peace-Building and Social Cohesion; Freedoms and Rights; and transitional justice
The Peace-Building and Social Cohesion program aims to preserve the diversity of Iraq by building capacities of individuals and key stakeholders to resolve conflict and promote peace to ensure peaceful co-existence among communities of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds and ensure that adequate policies are developed to ensure protection and participation of all community groups.
The Freedoms and Rights program aims to shed light on violations of individual and collective rights and freedoms occurring across Iraq and ensure that adequate policies are developed to protect and promote these rights and freedoms.
The transitional justice program intends to activate and utilize transitional justice mechanisms to provide reparations to victims of human right violations in the past and take steps towards national reconciliation.