The prevailing and rising rape, gender based violence (GBV) and early/forced marriage, including teenage pregnancies in South Sudan states (as per the stats on GBV-IMS, UNCEF, UNHCR, UNFPA reports), especially in Western Equatoria state is concerning and requires exhorted efforts from stakeholders at grassroots levels of Mundri and Yambio counties to collectively invest in the establishment of Family Protection Centers (FPC) or One Stop Centers (OSC), and ensure the promotion and prevention of GBV and early forced marriage and other harmful traditional practices.


ADAFIN in partnership with UNFPA currently runs and provides continued support to an OSC/FPC in Awiel, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State since 2018. The OSC contributes to a sustainable and improved provision of immediate lifesaving services to victims of GBV and child protection services to address early/forced marriage. Therefore; ADAFIN plans to replicate its experience on programme, activities and services on GBV and ending early/forced marriage and teenage pregnancies in Mundri and Yambio counties. Yambio already has a partner-operated OSC but lacks GBV and early/forced child marriage services, while construction of an OSC in Mundri county is of immense need.


The project’s objective shall seek to build an increased multi-sectoral capacity to prevent and respond to GBV and harmful traditional practices, including ending child marriage, contribute to sustainable and improved provision of immediate lifesaving services to GBV victims and child protection services to address early/forced marriage in Mundri and Yambio counties. Targeted beneficiaries shall primarily be made up of 10,000 most vulnerable people comprised of children (girls and boys) and youth (male and female) and adults (men and women). The key activities will include construction of a Family Protection Centre (FPC) also known as One Stop Centre (OSC) stakeholder and beneficiary mobilization, planning including reviews of the customary laws on child marriages in Mundri and Yambio counties, sensitizations of the key stakeholder groups, state level conferences for discussions on legislations, customary laws and ways of addressing and preventing early/forced marriages including public declarations to eliminate child and forced marriages. This will in addition involve presentation of formulated bills to curb early/forced marriage bill to the state council of ministers, information dissemination on early/forced marriage bill through public announcement, public hearings and through radio/TV talk shows and interviews with role models.

Advance Africa Initiative (ADAFIN) seeks to work in close partnership and collaboration with stakeholder groups at the national, state and county level, including with the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MoGCSW), Protection (Child Protection) Cluster, UNICEF, UNFPA, state and county authorities, women, youth and church leaders and CBOs from project inception, planning, Implementation, M&E and reporting processes.

الأهداف العامة: 
The project’s goal seeks increased community access to community level prevention and response to GBV and child marriage.
The key activities/outputs of the project will be to: 1. Conduct 20 community mobilization and sensitization meetings on harmful social norms, GBV and ending child marriage and teenage pregnancy. 2. Support state level community policy and advocacy on GBV and child marriage (quarterly). 3. Conduct 5 lobby meetings for enactment of community resolution and by-laws on GBV including child marriages, teenage pregnancy related issues such as GBV by laws, customary bills, declarations to end child marriage. 4. Train 100 duty bearers and service providers on laws, policies, guidelines and training manuals for services for services providers (police, judiciary, media, social workers, local chiefs, religious leaders, women leaders, local administrators, etc). 5. Conduct bi-weekly community radio talk shows on GBV and ending child marriage involving state and county leadership, religious leaders, cultural leaders, women leaders/groups, youth leaders, etc. 6. Conduct monthly coordination meetings in Mundri and Yambio counties respectively for ending GBV and harmful practices including child marriage and teenage pregnancies. 7. Establish and support functioning of Community Action Groups against GBV (End Child Marriage Action Groups/Girl Child’s Rights Groups / Girl Child Protection networks). 8. Support and facilitate celebrations and commemorations of international days such as International Women Day, DAC, International Day of the Girl Child, 16 days of activism, World AIDs Days. This project shall ensure that COVID-19 activities are mainstreamed from inception to completion
(a). One Stop Centre for GBV case management in Mundri and Yambio counties. (b). mobilization of state and community level response to end child marriage in Mundri and Yambio counties.
تاريخ البداية
سبت, 15/08/2020 - 3:30pm to خميس, 31/12/2020 - 3:30pm
حالة المشروع
On Hold
120 Days
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
المناصرة والتوعية, الأطفال والشباب, قضايا النوع الاجتماعي, حالة وقضايا النساء
مكان المشروع:
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN , Western Equatoria
South Sudan
الهاتف: +211927755557
Western Equatoria SS
JUBA , Western Equatoria
South Sudan
Western Equatoria SS
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