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“A group of Jewish teens and a rabbi joined forces on Sunday in a number of Moroccan cities to supply 1,500 underprivileged Muslim families with…
In the midst of 2013, Overseas Pakistani Volunteers Group (OPVGR) was established by Mr. Abrar Ahmed, a Riyadh based Pakistani national, to help the Pakistani…
Pakistan is a developing country, as a responsible citizen of Pakistan it is our duty to contribute in this development no matter where we live.…
We are group of volunteers 24/7 working for patients to arrange the blood , We have largest blood donors data which we collected by campaigns…
In a Colmar housing project, a soldier Dimitri Higelin and two youngsters from the neighborhood, Abdelwahad and Hassan saved an old woman from a brutal…
Solane, 95 years old, can’t walk without the help of her Zimmer frame. When the fire started in her building in the impoverished suburb Le…
9-teqr-old Khloe Thompson was passing by, every day, homeless women on her way to school. She wanted to do something for them so she created…
Jesus Manuel Cordova, 26 years old Mexican young man, entering the U.S. rescued a 9-year-old boy looking for help after his mother crashed their van…
Muslims in Egypt have donated money towards the building of a Coptic church in Al Manufiyya, north of Cairo. Coptic Orthodox Bishop Benyamin, of the…
Angela Luna, 22, a Parsons Fashion Design senior designed her senior thesis collection to address the problems facing Syrian refugees as they make their journey…
Man jumps to rescue a stranger on Subway Tracks
United States of America, 2007 
Wesley Autrey, a 50-year-old construction worker was waiting for the downtown local at 137th Street and Broadway in Manhattan around 12:45 p.m. He was taking…
Syrian refugees in Calgary step up to help Fort McMurray fire evacuees, when Rita Khanchet saw images of a vicious wildfire destroying homes and uprooting…
Several Muslim-American non-profit and relief organizations joined forces to deliver 110,000 bottles of water to Flint residents last week. Volunteers distributed water as well as…
Muslims feed the homeless in Washington
United States of America, 2016 
Zamir Hassan founded Hunger Van because as he says ” I realized that soup kitchens only help those who live near the soup kitchen. What…
Mohamed Helmy, an Egyptian Muslim doctor, saved 21-year-old Anna Boros Gutman and her family from Nazi persecution in Berlin during the Holocaust. “During a wave…



About Us

I AM YOUR PROTECTOR is a community of people who speak up and stand up for each other across religion, race, gender and beliefs. From bullying to genocide, and everything in between, we can either be silent and turn our heads the other way, or speak up and stand up for each other.

 
We are overexposed to narratives that lead to division, polarization and hate, amplified by the information that reaches us. At the same time, we are underexposed to constructive and unifying messages, despite there being a large number of people who stand up for each other, in small and big ways. These instances, however, rarely reach us, and are not amplified in the media. Narratives that lead to division, therefore, have the monopoly.

 
We are a community of protectors who stand up for each other across religion, race, gender, and beliefs, and amplifiers of a constructive and unifying message. Einstein said, “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything” Albert Einstein.

 
Hatred becomes legitimate and acceptable when a group is depicted as monolithic and when this group is perceived as representing a threat.

 
We are exposing stories that shows that no group, no community is monolithic, even in times and places of conflict, war and genocide people have stood up for each other across conflict line. They have not let a narrative, even if believed by the majority, make them hate the other because they were “the other”.

 
IAYP is apolitical and areligious. We expose stories of individuals, regardless of their group affiliation, who stand up for each other. In the case of posters of protectors and those protected across conflict zones, we take no political stand. Rather, we expose the stories that are rarely or never exposed, to counter the perception that these kinds of stories aren’t possible or don’t exist.