Project profile — Rebuilding Communities and Improving the Well-Being of Women and Girls in Iraq

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Rebuilding Communities and Improving the Well-Being of Women and Girls in Iraq - Overview
Oxfam-Québec (XM-DAC-22501)
2019-03-22 - 2021-12-31
Country / region • Iraq (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (25.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Women’s equality organisations and institutions (15170) (50.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project works at improving the well-being for the most vulnerable women and girls in Iraq. It aims to do so by: creating safe spaces for women and girls to support them in their collective efforts for positive change; supporting meaningful community participation by women; working with men and boys to promote gender equality and positive role models; supporting local women’s rights defenders; contributing to an inclusive, women-led accountable Women, Peace and Security agenda. Project activities include: (1) building the capacity of parliamentarians (women and men) towards policy development that strives to improve gender equality (GE) and promote the participation of women in the rebuilding of their communities; (2) providing technical and financial assistance for women's rights organisations (WROs) and groups of women’s rights defenders, including, training and coaching in GE, human rights (HR), policy development, network development and livelihoods programming; (3) with the assistance of the WROs, establishing child-friendly women’s spaces where women can meet to seek assistance, education, exchange ideas and discuss matters of importance to the rebuilding of their communities; (4) training for community leaders (who are mostly men), as well as men and boys in GE and issues pertaining to women and girls (and in some cases men and boys) in their communities such as HR, sexual and gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, in order to garner support for improved lives of their mothers, sisters and daughters; (5) establishing networks between women, WROs and community leaders to ensure women’s voices are heard and that they participate in the rebuilding of their communities, develop and conduct a social media campaign with GE messaging based on the work with community leaders, men, boys, women and girls to champion GE. .

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved social and political environment for the effective participation of women and girls in governance structures; and (2) increased active participation of women and girls in public and political life, and decision-making processes as transformative leaders.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March, 2021 include: (1) selected two civil society organizations partners; (2) received training in important pedagogical and content areas such as gender equality and gender-based violence. Developed some content to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic; and (3) the pandemic negatively impacted initial in-person outreach to local women and girls, but capacity-building for the two civil society organizations partners has continued remotely to compensate for the disruption.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $944,736
Transaction Date Type Value
15-09-2022 Disbursement $191,461
15-09-2022 Disbursement $99,957
21-07-2022 Disbursement $423,317
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