Our Response

We help those displaced by conflict and violence to heal, recover, and begin to rebuild their lives

SEED provides comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support services

  • We help people heal from trauma, cope with displacement, and start to rebuild their future.
  • Qualified, skilled clinical psychologists deliver therapy, counseling, and social work services.
  • A holistic care approach addresses both mental health and social needs.

SEED empowers women and girls

  • We provide life skills education to equip women with the knowledge they need to help their families live healthier lives.
  • Our livelihoods training empowers women to safely provide for their families.
  • We promote women’s rights and positive changes in attitudes and social norms including promoting girls’ education, reducing early marriage, and combatting gender-based violence (GBV).

  • Case management services delivered by our skilled social workers support survivors of gender-based violence and others who are vulnerable.

SEED invests in people

  • Through livelihoods training and life skills education, we give people the tools they need to help themselves.
  • We build local capacity and the skills of our staff, creating future leaders and contributors to society.
  • We are working to strengthen the skills of mental health and psychosocial support providers.
  • We work to protect the rights of all those in Kurdistan.

SEED works to change attitudes and make long term change

  • We work to overcome the stigma associated with mental illness and fear of mental health services through increasing public awareness and integrated programming.

  • We change gender norms and reduce gender-based violence through engaging with men, boys, women, and girls.

  • We promote tolerance and healthy ways to reduce conflict by bringing different religious and ethnic communities together.

Supporting survivors of gender based violence

  • We provide comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support services to survivors to aid in their healing and recovery.
  • We provide material support to help survivors and their families.
  • We help survivors apply for emergency cash assistance to help get them back on their feet.
  • SEED advocates for survivors’ rights and is working to strengthen government protection.