Developing a Faith Sensitive Psycho-Social Response to Trauma among Muslim Women

Reporting Organization:Islamic Relief Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 43,139
Timeframe: April 30, 2019 - April 29, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Islamic Relief Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)


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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Syrian Arab Republic - $ 14,382.54 (33.34%)

Iraq - $ 14,378.23 (33.33%)

Turkey - $ 14,378.23 (33.33%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Mental Health (50 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (50 %)

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In response to the growing needs of displaced women and girls, Islamic Relief has realized it must develop psychosocial responses that are sensitive to the faith and experience of Muslim women. This research project will build an evidence base around Muslim Women’s experience of coping with trauma enabling the effective design of psycho-social programming in humanitarian response. IRW and HAD are coordinating with three research initiatives to help achievethose aims. These initiatives are led by Syria Bright Future NGO and researchers from University of Birmingham and QueenMargaret University. The projects will engage 340 Muslim women affected by conflict in Syria, Turkey and Iraq, includingIDPs, refugees and SGBV survivors.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Children, girls
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Project Outcomes1. Three Research reports laying out recommendations for psycho-social interventions2. Collective guidelines and recommendations from the three research leads emerging from w workshop to review theresults3. A draft programme structure for future psycho-social programming with input from mental health professionalsbased in and around Syria and elsewhere

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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