The UN in partnership with the Government of Iraq and the civil society and with the generous support from the UK and the Canadian launched the Women’s peace and humanitarian fund in Iraq with a total allocation of 2 Million Dollars. At country level, the fund is managed by a national steering committee which is under the patronage of Dr. Mehdi Al-Alaq, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers and Ms. Marta Ruedas, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Missionfor Iraq (UNAMI) and the membership of Governmental, Non-Governmental organisations, international donor communities and UN agencies. UN Women acts as the WPHF’s Technical Secretariat at the global level. UN Women also acts as the Secretariat for the WPHF’s Iraq National Steering Committee.
UNWomen will welcome online proposals from national and local Civil Society Organisations; women’s grassroots and community-based organizations that are high impact, innovative and respond directly to the following objectives; Enabling environment for the implementation of WPS commitments and Conflict prevention.
The fund is a flexible and rapid financing mechanism. It supports quality interventions to enhance the capacity of local women to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, and seize key peacebuilding opportunities. The goal of the WPHF’s theory of change is to achieve peaceful and gender equal societies. Achievement of this goal will require that women are empowered to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from conflict prevention, crisis response, peacebuilding, and recovery.