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About Dar ALSalam Organization

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Our vision :

Preserving, building and strengthening societal peace within the framework of world peace, leadership in integration and joint action in the field of social responsibility.

House of Peace in Yemen

Our Message:

1- Creating a society that believes in social and human peace, establishes a culture of coexistence among its members and respects diversity and dialogue, a generation capable of coexistence on the basis of common principles of peace, human rights and democracy.

 

2- A strategic partnership between Dar AL-Salam and its counterparts at the regional, local, international and global 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.
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  • 2- Providing humanitarian and relief services to alleviate the suffering of the displaced, the marginalized, and the poorest vulnerable groups.
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  • 3- Enhancing the concept of community peace through resolving conflicts based on service and development projects.
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  • 4- Paying attention to childhood issues and providing psychological support programs for children affected by war and tribal conflicts.
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  • 5- Highlighting the role of women as a key partner in peacemaking.
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  • 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 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 to reduce 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 numerous
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 eight 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.

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.