Our Mandate

We are mandated to enable and guide  the vulnerable and marginalized groups to reach a reputable life.. 

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Our History 

IRO staff has a long run experience for been working since 2004 as community activists. We have built a network of volunteers and created youth groups in the urban and rural areas which form a country-wide network of volunteers. IRO organization was established as an effort of those youth who were members of the youth forum in Garmyan district from 2005 to 2013. This eight years long project was implemented by Civil Society Initiative (CSI) and funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED). IRO youth group established IRO Organization in 2018 and was registered formally in June 2019 as a non-for-profit organization at the Department of NGOs in Kurdistan Region, Iraq. IRO is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-government organization, works for community development through capacity building, awareness raising and advocacy.

IRO vision is a society in which the vulnerable groups have share in decision making process and access to community resources
Our Mission

IRO mission is to motivate and enable people to participate in the processes of decision making and sustainable development for improving their living standards and basic human rights. IRO works in close collaboration with several networks and organizations. We believe that networking with like-minded organizations is very essential and helpful for the materialization of IRO’s vision, mission and goals. 

We undertake capacity development initiatives with various target groups, especially youth, women and girls,  IDPs, refugees, and disabilities and leading them to improvement in their lives and fundamental rights.

 We create spaces for dialogue that focus on social justice, vulnerabilities, livelihoods, food security, health and their implications especially for marginalized communities and facilitate the voice of these groups to be considered for policy action.

We endeavor to explore and undertake pilot initiatives through inclusive resilience-building programs to find proper solutions for the sustainable and socially cohesive community.

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