Enhanced Governance for Improving the Well-Being of the Most Vulnerable Women and Girls in Iraq

Reporting Organization:UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 5,000,000
Timeframe: March 28, 2018 - December 31, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Iraq - $ 5,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (33 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (17 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (50 %)

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This project seeks to encourage greater use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services by women and girls. The project works to increase policy makers’ awareness of gender gaps in existing policies and programs, with the aim of strengthening these policies in Iraq. The project aims to increase awareness of the need to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) and other harmful practices. The project offers training to health managers to strengthen health systems to deliver quality integrated sexual and reproductive health services.

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Target Population

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

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized, are advanced through 2,000 decision- makers trained to address gender equality (GE) and GBV issues, and at least three national policies and two laws integrate GE; (2) 12 advocacy campaigns on GE, GBV, and harmful practices led by authorities and coordinated by the UNFPA; (3) significant rise (40% in targeted groups) in awareness of domestic abuse, and legal and protection recourses; (4) more than 800 women accessing new protection support in 4 new shelters; (5) women and girls, especially those most vulnerable, utilize integrated sexual and reproductive health services, and exercise reproductive rights, free of coercion, discrimination and violence through: 2,000 health workers trained in reproductive health, and 40 health facilities receive new equipment; (6) reproductive health data improved through 4 surveys (in conflict-affected areas); increased use of contraceptives; (7) high proportion of deliveries attended by skilled health workers.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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