a place where human rights are


A Place Where Human Rights Are

building participation through knowledge

about cirddoc

The Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC) Nigeria, is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation established in 1996 for the protection and promotion of human rights and women’s human rights and the strengthening of civil society. CIRDDOC is also committed to the institutionalization of good governance, gender equality and the rule of law in Nigeria. CIRDDOC is registered under Part C of Companies and Allied Matters Act laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990. (RC 10,928).

Founding executive director

Oby Nwankwo was the founder and Executive Director of the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), an NGO with offices in Abuja, Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi states. Oby led CIRDDOC to work extensively in various states of Nigeria: Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia, Bayelsa, Kano, Kaduna, Borno, Plateau, Lagos and Abuja; and has trained Community Information Officers, Civic Educators and paralegals who provide human rights and civic education, as well as, legal services in most of these states.


Amplify change

The Amplify Change is a fund which aims to empower young people, men and women to realise their sexual and reproductive rights. It supports civil society and grassroots organisations working in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia that advocate for and promote respect for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of women and adolescents. Amplify Change has four grant types, Opportunity Grant, Strengthening Grant, Network Grant and Strategic Grant covering five thematic areas


The Nigerian Sub-national(States) Budget Transparency Survey(SBTS) is the first independent assessment investigating transparency and spaces for public participation in the budget processes and transparency of procurement processes in all 36 Nigerian states.. The survey consists of a multiple-choice questionnaire evaluating: timely publication of budget documents and information, open spaces for public participation throughout the budget process, and sound and transparent procurement processes and systems.


The EU UN Spotlight Initiative project is aimed at eliminating Gender Based Violence and Harmful Traditional Practices among Women and Girls. The project contributes to the social norm change and capacity enhancement of women and girls to advocate for norm change within their communities. It supports awareness creation on early child marriage, gender based-violence, addresses identified harmful practices specific to the communities and promote peer group discussions among young women and girls in and out of school.


The Joint Donor Program on Promoting the Elimination of FGM Phase III is aimed at eliminating the practice of FGM in Nigeria especially in the five focal states – Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Ebonyi and Imo states. In the year 2020, CIRDDOC carried out series of interventions in Imo and Ebonyi states. As part of a media awareness campaign on prevention and spread of COVID-19 and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) including Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention in the communities, CIRDDOC produced clips for jingles which featured the Chairman Imo state Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Eze Dr Samuel Agunwa Ohiri. Eze Ohiri made a

our team


Founding Chairman


Founding executive director



contact us

Headquarters/Enugu Office Address
No. 9 Second Avenue
Independence Layout,
Enugu State, Nigeria
+234-(0)8033132493 – 4, +234(0)0807 855 8766,,,

Abuja Office Address
Suit D2, Victory Plaza
7 Onitsha Crescent, Off Gimbiya Street,
Area 11, Gariki, Abuja FCT
+234-(0)0706 206 7354

Anambra Office Address
20 Amaenyi Street, Awka
Anambra State, Nigeria
+234(0)0803 332 6385

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