About us

Who we are

Civil Development Organization (CDO) is an independent non-governmental
and non-profit organization. Since 1999 CDO has been one of the most
active NGOs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq cooperating with local NGOs,
being involved in regional and international networks and working in
partnership with international organizations. CDO was founded in the
interest of defending the human rights of the marginalized. Accordingly,
CDO has directed its efforts towards assisting mainly Syrian and
Iranian refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities,
minorities, people with disabilities and the most vulnerable in
society. Moreover, CDO focuses on reducing the gender gap by fighting
societal exclusion for women and violence against women. By reaching
wide CDO aims to ensure welfare and to develop a society in which all
are entitled to basic rights.

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