This project aims to complement the efforts of the EU and its Member States present in South Sudan to implement the Gender Action Plan II (2016-2020). As this is the first EU Action specifically targeting women and girls in South Sudan, particular attention is sought to ensure a coordinated approach and to highlight EU's added value. The target beneficiaries of this Action are women and girls, particularly in rural communities, with a focus on those who are in the most vulnerable situations (women head of household, women and girls with disabilities, displaced women, survivor of sexual violence in conflict, etc.). The intervention logic is that by building and reinforcing capacities of key actors (duty bearers, rights holders, civil society organisations, etc.) for women and girls’ empowerment, the "gender gap" (work towards gender equality) can be narrowed and communities will become more prosperous and peaceful.
The specific objectives are the following:
1. Support the effective implementation and enforcement of all legislation on women's rights, through capacity building of relevant duty-bearers;
2. Promote women’s economic, political and social empowerment at the local level, with a specific attention to those in the most vulnerable situations.
- Project duration
- Project locations
- South Sudan
- EU contribution
- €4 951 980
- Horn of Africa
- Greater economic and employment opportunitiesImproved governance and conflict preventionStrengthening resilience