WHAT IS IDHR?
Institute for Democracy
and Human Rights (IDHR) is an independent
non-governmental organization based in Yerevan, Armenia, registered in August 1999 under the Association Law of
the Republic of Armenia.
IDHR’s main goal is to contribute to the development of
democratic statehood based on the principles of human rights and social
justice. We believe that this is the prerequisite for Armenians, as individuals
and as a collective, to develop free, dignified, and prosperous lives full of
opportunity for human development.
IDHR cultivates volunteer-based, non-profit, civically
conscious, responsible, proactive and committed activist action and culture.
This is one of IDHR’s founding principles.
IDHR strives to raise and analyze issues of public
importance, mainly the roles of EDUCATION and CITIZENSHIP, in building a
developed society. IDHR creates and promotes opportunities for finding
solutions to those issues through constructive individual and collective
actions and by enlarging the circles of people who wish to become agents of
IDHR promotes and
enhances national and civic
consciousness and puts issues of national importance on the public
decision-making agenda through cooperation with creative intellectuals and members
of grassroots organizations. IDHR also empowers people in Armenia, Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh) and in the
Diaspora to become civically engaged and to participate in the development of
public policy. IDHR promotes dialogue and cooperation between various civil
society actors as well as between those actors and the state institutions. IDHR
attempts to create a space where people will have the opportunity to develop
knowledge, exchange opinions and new ideas, and cooperate with each other on
the bases of civic principles.
Thanks to the conscious, responsible and dedicated efforts of
its members and network, IDHR works to realize this goal.