NGO Youth Association For Human Rights (YAHR)
is a non-governmental and non-profit organization was established in beginning of 2000 but it has been registered only in 21 Oct 2002 in the central level. The initiative for establishing the contribution was a need to build a democratic society with fair and equal opportunities for all citizens. The rights and equal opportunities in a democratic state go along with the civic responsibilities that each citizen to his country and state. By becoming part of society, we try to play an active role in improving the lives of citizens through government oversight and pressure to produce good public policies which aim to improve the lives of all citizens without discrimination, gender, language or ethnicity.
The mission of the NGO is to protect human rights of youth, to support youth with different activities and to promote democracy and tolerance between youth of all ethnicities living in Kosovo.
Organizational Structure YAHR it, consists of Board of Directors and executive staff. Board of Directors consists of five volunteer members who are free, while depending on the activities of the executive staff consists of five people, but depending on the volume of jobs could rise even more.
Partners and donors from 2001 to 2014: OSCE, UNHCR, Save the Children, Worldvision, USAID / IREX / ATRC, USAID / ISC / CCSD , OHCHR, Swiss Agency for Development (SDC), OSCE, German Embassy in Pristina, U.S. Embassy in Pristina, UNDP , World Bank and Olof Palme International .
Letter from the Executive Director
We are proud for the constructive role that we have played as a Non-Governmental Organizations throughout the years 2000/2014 while serving as a center of full training services and of resources for communities in the villages of Lipjan. We have provided to communities resources for their self increase of organizational, managerial and advocating capacities and we have empowered the role of this sector in the social, economic and politic development of the Municipality of Lipjan. We are especially proud that we have implemented different projects to the benefit of the communities living in the municipality of Lipjan.
All this and more would not have happened without the support of our partners, who are very important for us, and who deserve special Thanks for what YAHR has achieved. We especially thank UNHCR, Save the Children, Worldvision, USAID / IREX / ATRC, ISC , OHCHR, UNDP , World Bank , SDC, Olof Palme International and EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES in PRISTINA who helped in realizing activities of our projects. In the future we plan to widen our activities in overall Kosovo and continue improving our services and to chance our training programs based on the needs of this sector.
Executive Director of YAHR