Project profile — Building Women's Movements for Sustainable Peace in Iraq


Madre Inc.
2022-01-07 - 2024-03-31
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)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to enhance security and stability for communities affected by Daesh, particularly women and girls, in Iraq. This will be done by increasing the effectiveness of local Iraqi civil society organizations (CSOs), particularly women’s organizations, to implement programs, deliver services and advocate for legal and policy changes that advance Women, Peace and Security (WPS) priorities and enhance protections and reintegration for Iraqis who have survived Daesh violence. Project activities include: (1) providing capacity-building workshops to CSOs; (2) establishing a local grants program to deliver inclusive services for Daesh-impacted communities; (3) engaging with relevant national and international stakeholders on WPS and gender equality matters; and (4) conducting outreach campaigns. The project is being implemented by MADRE in collaboration with three local CSO coalitions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced financial capacity of Iraqi civil society organizations, particularly women’s organization, to advance local WPS priorities in Iraq; and (2) enhanced technical capacity of Iraqi civil society organizations, particularly women’s organizations, to advance local WPS priorities through conflict resolution and prevention projects in Iraq.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $465,565
Planned disbursement $632,756
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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