About Us

Social, Educational, and Economic Development

SEED Foundation is a women-led, local non-governmental organization in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), committed to protecting, empowering, and supporting the recovery and reintegration of survivors of violence and others at risk. Guided by a survivor-centered, trauma-informed approach, SEED delivers holistic services to clients, including case management, mental health, psychosocial support, legal services, cash assistance, and shelter; educates and trains KRI frontline service providers; and undertakes policy and advocacy initiatives to strengthen laws, policies, and practices and to promote social norms and behaviors affirming human rights and dignity in the KRI.

Leadership Team 
Sherri Kraham Talabany, President and Executive Director
Tanya Gilly Khailany, Vice President and Co-Founder