Project profile — Preventing Reprisals and Mitigating Violence in Iraq


Development Transformations (63009)
2017-03-15 - 2024-02-29
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Iraq (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant 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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports a grassroots movement in the Anbar and Ninewah Governorates in Iraq to prevent retributive violence and protect vulnerable populations. This initiative also establishes community-driven civil-military committees to allow civil society, local authorities and the security sector to address grievances linked with retributive violence. Project activities include: (1) conducting working-sessions for civil society organizations to co-ordinate activities in support to the anti-retribution movement; (2) developing a media campaign in support to the anti-retribution movement; and, (3) establishing civil-military committees to address grievances that could lead to retributive violence.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes include: (1) increased condemnation of violence among Iraqi beneficiaries to counter retributive violence in Anbar and Ninewah; and (2) increased perception by vulnerable communities that their concerns over retributive attacks are being resolved through the crisis committees in Anbar and Ninewah.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) produced 478 counter-retribution messages, pushed through a social media site with over 90,000 followers; and (2) established and trained 13 Crisis Committees who have addressed a cumulative total of 315 disputes and resolved 233.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
10-10-2023 Disbursement $342,321
04-03-2024 Disbursement $645,409
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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