Advocacy

Conflict Resolution

In 2008, AIC in collaboration with Cure Violence, launched the Ambassador’s for Peace initiative in Basrah, Iraq to reduce violence and encourage peaceful conflict resolution. Today, the program has expanded to Baghdad and has successfully mediated 540 potentially lethal conflicts.

Government Relations

At a time of new global opportunities and challenges, AIC provides pluralistic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society through its Office of Government Relations. AIC conducts constituency mobilization, research, analysis of policy, develops outreach and partnering initiatives that look to build interfaith and interethnic understanding and cooperation.

Protection of Marginalized Individuals

Protection of Marginalized Individuals (PMI) is an AIC outreach and education initiative in Baghdad, Iraq that works to aid and empower individuals who practice alternative lifestyles.  Specifically, those who face violence due to their real or perceived sexual orientation, those who engage in “alternative” behaviors or lifestyles and those who face honor crimes.

 

AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, interviewed by the USA Today

The USA Today recently interviewed AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, about Project Nur and the students’ effort to educate communities about the Syrian conflict. Click here to read the full article.

02/10/2014 | News

UICSPH Project Summary: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations praises program’s “proven results”

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health posted a summary abstract of AIC’s Ambassadors for Peace Project in Iraq, which wrapped up in December 2013. It highlights […]

12/15/2013 | News

American Islamic Congress Announces Fourth Annual Benefit: Light Up The Night

BOSTON, December 4— On the heels of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the U.N. Human Rights Day, the Cultural Center at the The American Islamic Congress (AIC) will […]

12/3/2013 | News | Press Releases
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