Code of Ethics

  • Islah’s reparations are never given in cash. Instead, reparations are given in the form of tangible resources, like equipment or training, to groups, individuals or organizations active in the project of repair within their own communities. We work closely with people on the ground to ensure that resources are allocated and used appropriately.
  • Islah is not involved in a legal reparations effort at this time, though we support this effort. While giving reparations through Islah acknowledges responsibility for harm, it does not have legal implications for donors.
  • Reparations cannot be imposed; without consent and desire from recipients, the transfer of goods or labor does not qualify as reparations.
  • Islah argues that we cannot continue to remain passive as violent occupations are continued. While reparations are retroactive in focus, they impact the way we approach future violence. Not only is one asked to consider her or his complicity in past harm (with continued impact), one is also asked to take responsibility for future harm in future cases.

For our full Code of Ethics, listed in our articles of incorporation, email us at and we will send you the full document.

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