Project profile — Enhancing the Effectiveness of Iraq’s Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security


Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
2018-09-20 - 2019-04-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Iraq (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


Iraq was the first country in the Middle East to adopt a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The expiration of the existing plan is happening in a period of significant transition, given the military defeat of Daesh and the formation of a new national government. It is in this context that this project aims to assess current opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of Iraq’s next National Action Plan. Project activities include: (1) conducting an assessment of the current environment, including the level of receptivity and commitment among key stakeholders; (2) identifying key points of entry, including within government ministries and civil society; (3) providing materials and tools to key stakeholders in support of the drafting process; and (4) developing recommendations on next steps.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is increased capacity of Iraqi stakeholders, including key ministries and civil society organizations, to advance Iraq’s next National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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