About Us

People’s Development Organization, hence as PDO, which was once called People’s Development Association, is a fully independent, non-profitable, works in the field of civil and social development based on its belief in human rights and women's rights,On 10/10/2007, worked as a people's association,also received a license from the Ministry of Interior with the Law of the Office of NGO organize, received license by 11/4/2013 from DNGO. In addition, On 22/7/2020 PDO received a work permit from the Iraqi government as an independent spiritual person to carry out for working in Kurdistan and Iraq.

Our Activities

All of our activities are under the umbrella of our two programs, The Protection Program and The Development Program with considering our strategy.

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  • Development Program
  • Protection Program

Our Core Strategy

Strategy #1

Promoting human rights and advocacy for women rights.

Strategy #2

Promoting political participation, with special focus on women.

Strategy #3

Combating violence, with special focus on women.

Strategy #4

Establishing peace.

Strategy #5

Development of freedom of expression and a special focus on women in media.

Strategy #6

Culture development.

Strategy #7

Living conditions and income distribution.

Crosscut Strategy

Strategy #1

Improvement of social justice.

Strategy #2

Improvement of economic conditions.

Strategy #3

Promoting voluntary work.

Strategy #4

Establishing contacts with all academic institutions.

Strategy #5

Promoting relations all NGOs which have similar strategies.

Our Vision

PDO shall contribute to the development of people and their views, especially those of the marginalized groups, helping them access decision-making process which provides everyone with political, social, economical and cultural rights. In addition to its raising awareness and capacity building projects, PDO works for further practical and active realization of its activities to achieve tangible outcomes which have direct political and social impacts on the ground. The organization seeks to develop the talent and expertise for women to become part of the leadership roles in all aspects.

Our Mission

PDO, as an independent and non-profitable organization, struggles for establishing gender equality, promoting human rights and social justice through its diverse projects, civil and political lobbying and other direct services offered to the public. The PDO also seeks to contribute to provide emergency needs to the IPDs and refugees. The organization has nowadays a deep expertise in dealing with gender-based violence and provision of necessary services to the survivors of GVBs.

Our Team

As team athletes, we know that sustainability does not work on its own. That's why we created the "Our Team for a better World" platform..

Bahar Mundhir Othman

General Director ...more

Rozha Hassan Salih

Development Program Manager ...more

Aram Tofiq Hamasaiid

Protection Program Manager ...more

Avin Sdiq Hassan

Finance Manager

Contact Us

Our Address

Grdy Andaziriyan, Zone 01 , Ally 05, S 37,House. 16, Sulaimani City, Kurdistan , Iraq

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053 319 47 27