The present project “Enhanced individual and structural agency to overcome (S)GBV1 in IDP2 camps and host communities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq” was implemented as a joint project by HAUKARI e.V. and medica mondiale e.V. and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ (ÜH)).
It aims at qualifying, strengthening, and supporting networks of local governmental and civil society structures in order to create strengthened referral systems and preventive networks for the support of women affected by gender-based violence in IDP camps and host communities in the project regions (Duhok, Erbil, and Sulaimania/Garmian provinces).
The final evaluation shows that the highly relevant project was able to reach even more women affected by (S)GBV than planned, despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent decrease in government cooperation. Collaboration and mutual referrals between civil society and state actors increased thanks to the project.