Mission

The mission of the Raphael Bidawid Foundation is to protect and defend Iraq’s minority peoples and to conserve their cultural heritage and ancient languages. The Bidawid Foundation is committed to ensure that Iraq’s minorities will be accorded all the rights and protections set forth by the United Nations in its 1948 Universal Declaration of Human rights.

Initially, the Bidawid Foundation was focused exclusively on the Aramaic-speaking minorities such as Chaldeans, Assyrian and the Syriacs. However, realizing the jeopardy in which all of Iraq’s minorities are now placed, we have expanded our service to support and uphold the rights of all the existing minorities of Iraq.