This is an emergency Gender Based Violence response and prevention project to be implemented by SAADO in Duk county,South Sudan. It will target women and girls affected by displacement in Duk county reaching 400 direct beneficiaries. The aim of this project is to ensure lives are saved and suffering alleviated for survivors of GBV and vulnerable / at risk, conflict-affected women and girls most in need of protection assistance through provision of GBV prevention and response mitigation.
The May 2019 deadline for South Sudan's peace deal passed without realization with the prospect of success remaining cautionary. The implications of this are reflected across the country in areas such as Duk where hostilities have been ongoing with reports from UNMISS citing 22 people dead, thousands displaced following raids on May 28,2019 with attacks on civilians & violation of human rights continuing to undermine the survival of women and girls most affected by sexual violence.
SAADO's proposed intervention addresses: timely access to lifesaving psychosocial support (PSS) services, through the establishment of a women and girl friendly space (WGFS), providing access points for GBV case management; consultative approach taken with women and adolescent girls to identify activities and scheduling of WGFS, ensuring satisfaction and appropriateness and community outreach activities for GBV prevention and information about availability of response services.
The project will save lives and alleviate the suffering of 100 survivors of GBV and vulnerable / at risk, conflict-affected women and girls most in need of protection assistance through provision of GBV prevention, response, and mitigation interventions in Duk County.