Improving the timely access, availability and utilization of multi-sectoral services to the vulnerable and conflict affected women, girls and, men and boys to strengthen copping mechanism and live a dignified life in Maridi, Yambio, Ezo and Tumbura
The proposed intervention by Advance Africa Initiative will be focused on “improving the timely access, availability and utilization of multi-sectoral services to the vulnerable and conflict affected women, girls and, men and boys to strengthen copping mechanism and live a dignified life in Maridi, Yambio, Ezo and Tumbura counties of Western Equatoria State”. The Gender Based Violence and Child Protection project shall be targeting 43,303 vulnerable IDPs, refugees and host communities in Western Equatoria state to reduce the suffering of women, girls, men and boys. Training of Health care providers on Clinical Management of Rape (CMR) will be conducted to respond to reported cases of rape; construction of women centre to enable women to get together and discuss issues affecting them and use the centre as a place to conduct their Income Generating Activities (IGAs) and get psychosocial support and informal education on numerals; dignity kits will be distributed to 10% according to UN OCHA population per State of the vulnerable women and girls of reproductive age; solar lamps will be will be bought and distributed to the identified women and young mothers where their security is deemed threatened at night; IGAs training will be conducted to women, girls, men and boys on the basic business skills to help enhance their coping mechanism. Training members of the community on psychosocial support and rights of women and children will be there to support SGBV survivors and issues affecting women and children in the community through Community based approaches, therefore the trained frontline service providers will be able to respond and offer psychosocial support to SGBV survivors, unaccompanied and separated children will be gathered for by the community through identification of caregivers within the community in line with survivor centred approaches and using the existing referral pathways. Identified unaccompanied and separated children will be registered and tracing, follow up and reunification will be arranged through the support of Child Protection Sub-Cluster and other actors. SGBV survivors will be supported through service accessibility and livelihood project. Gender Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) will be used to inform actors on the different types of GBV occurring in the community and it will help in future GBV programming.
The number of indirect beneficiaries is 43,303, this are among the elderly, and the most marginalized. According to South Sudan statistical year book for 2010, the population in Maridi, Yambio, Ezo and Tumbura counties altogether is 481,155. ADAFIN will work in 8 Payams targeting 30% with the population of (144,346), out this number ADAFIN is directly targeting 30% (43,303) of the total population in Maridi, Yambio, Ezo and Tumbura counties. The most people targeted are IDPs, refugees, returnees (30% - 12,991) and the host communities (70% - 30,313).