About Dar ALSalam Organization
Our vision :
Peace on Earth
House of Peace in Yemen
Our Massage: -
We seek to spread the culture of tolerance, love and peace among all segments of Yemeni society, its components and sects, as well as spreading the culture of tolerance and peace at the local, regional and international levels.
Dar AL-Salam Objectives
Our Objectives :
- 1- Spreading the culture of tolerance and brotherhood among individuals and encouraging the language of dialogue and reconciliation and resolving tribal conflicts by means of custom and modern methods.
- 2- Providing humanitarian and relief services to alleviate the suffering of the displaced, the marginalized, and the poorest vulnerable groups.
- 3- Enhancing the concept of community peace through resolving conflicts based on service and development projects.
- 4- Paying attention to childhood issues and providing psychological support programs for children affected by war and tribal conflicts.
- 5- Highlighting the role of women as a key partner in peacemaking.
- 6- Advocating for human rights, promoting a culture of coexistence among all people, and combating extremist ideology and discrimination in all its forms.
WHO We Are :
Dar Al-Salam Organization, also known as the House of Peace Organization (HOP) is a leading Yemeni organization established in 1997 and obtained the license of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor No. (15) in 2002 and focuses on conflict resolution and peace building in Yemen that has long suffered from different types of Conflicts, especially tribalism. Through its national network of local mediators, local actors, tribal and religious leaders, HOP has been able to resolve hundreds if not thousands of tribal and regional conflicts in various Yemeni regions and prevent revenge killings through tribal reconciliations.
HOP is also active in field of violent extremism by engaging religious leaders, and everything that supports religious and sectarian coexistence by facilitating dialogue between the various religious groups in Yemen, including dialogue between the existing sects in Yemen, to confirm the ability of Yemenis to coexist.
In 2000, HOP launched a national awareness campaign aimed at reducing the use of small arms and light weapons. The campaign was the first of its kind and one of the largest national campaigns ever.
HOP has managed a number of internationally funded projects. In partnership with the Yemeni government, the local private sector, and some international donors such as the European Union, the United Nations Office, the Organization for the Control of nuclear weapons, the Dutch Embassy, Yemen Partners Organization, the American Institute of Religions and Diplomacy, the German Embassy, and GIZ.
Dar AL-Salam implemented many training courses for hundreds of religious actors , local consultants , community leaders in 8 governorates in the field of peace building , religious tolerance and combating extremism violence.
At the international level, The organization represented in the head and its administrative staff have been participated in many international conferences that was aimed to display the experience of organization in conflict resolution , combating extremism and terrorism and also to exchange the experience of others organizations in other countries.
In 2018, despite the difficulties arising from the complexities of the current national conflict and political polarization, Dar Al- Salaam continued its efforts to support peace building, reconciliation and social cohesion in local communities. In terms of conflict resolution, HOP worked with local actors in the tribal areas such as Bani Matar, Anes, Dhamar and Ibb city to address 19 conflicts. HOP has brought an end to five out of 19 conflicts through traditional reconciliation efforts and tools. 14 conflicts prevented their expansion and aggravation through mediation efforts led by the head of the organization, Sheikh ABDULRAHMAN Al-MARWANI and his team.
With regard to reinforcing the social cohesion during the current conditions in which political, regional and sectarian sentiments are spreading at the expense of the Yemeni national identity, the Dar Al Salam Organization has been involved in 3 different projects aimed at supporting coexistence and enhancing social cohesion through the involvement of religious actors. Unfortunately, it played a negative role in deepening the division.
HOP participated with Yemen Partner for Democratic Change in an ongoing project that aims to engage local religious actors in civic initiatives that respond to some urgent public needs in an effort to mitigate the impact of the current situation on local communities and empower religious actors to do so. Supporting cohesion by mobilizing communities to work towards common goals.
Also HOP with Yemen Partner participated for democratic change in other project that targeted of religious leaders during facilitated the discussion about the methods of combating extremism speech.
Finally, in the year 2019 HOP worked on a project funded by GIZ that also aims to create a forum for Yemeni religious leaders from different sects in order to develop a strategy to promote coexistence and cohesion with a focus on media and social media platforms to spread peace and coexistence, spread the messages of cohesion developed by this powerful and influential group of the religious leaders.
In the year 2022, the organization developed one of its objectives in view of the conditions that the country is going through from war and siege to add the goals of work in the relief, humanitarian and development side, as well as embodying the goals of the national vision in the axis of social work to spread awareness and enhance resilience and community cohesion as well as work in community peace through interventions to resolve disputes about Service projects such as water projects, roads, education and other projects that benefit the community.