About us and the history of the hami
HAMI started out as a volunteer and independent organization during the Balkan crisis in 1992 to provide help for vulnerable women and children suffering from persecution and abuse in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Later on, while the number of Afghan and Iraqi refugees were on rapid growth (4 million forced migrants) in Iran, HAMI formally established in 1999 to support women and children as the most vulnerable group in forced migrations who scattered in the disadvantaged areas of the main cities and were in desperate need of protection.
In line with our goals to provide protection and support for affected and disadvantaged Afghan women, and following the fall of the Taliban in 2002, HAMI opened its office in Afghanistan to support Afghan women in gaining their fundamental human rights.
HAMI granted special consultative status at ECOSOC in 2013.