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Uganda and South Sudan: SCCR – Strengthening conflict and gender sensitive community resilience in protracted crisis in Northern Uganda and Central Equatoria – UGA926

Since 2013, South Sudan has experienced civil war, intercommunal and localised violence. As a consequence many South Sudanese are either internally displaced or flee to Uganda. There is a lack of two-fold crossborder projects addressing root causes of conflicts and meeting the most urgent needs of especially female refugees, returnees and those of host communities to adequately respond to a protracted crisis beyond geographical boundaries.

Project objective

To contribute to achieving gender equality and to empower all women and girls and to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies in Uganda and South Sudan.

Specific Objectives

1) Strengthened conflict sensitive community resilience in protracted crisis in Northern Uganda (Bidi Bidi, Imvepi) and Central Equatoria (Yei River County, Kajo Keji County), in particular of women and girls – SDG 5, in particular SDG 5.2. / SDG 16, in particular SDG 16.7.

2) Root causes addressed and mitigated impact of forced displacement in Northern Uganda (Bidi Bidi, Imvepi) and Central Equatoria (Yei River County, Kajo Keji County) – SDG 5, in particular SDG 5.5. / SDG 16, in particular 16.1.

Expected Results

1) Strengthened conflict and gender sensitivity in humanitarian and development assistance through joint programming.

2) Increased female leadership and empowerment of women & girls.

3) Improved conflict resolution capacity & community mediation processes.

4) Protecting women’s rights and preventing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

Main Activities
  • Conduct knowledge sharing meetings, qualitative baseline study and stakeholder mapping, Rapid Gender Analysis
  • Provide trainings in Gender Equity and Diversity (GED) and Gender Action Planning
  • Conduct peace and conflict analysis
  • Provide tailor-made conflict sensitivity HDP trainings
  • Support women and girls‘ leadership groups and men and boys‘ positive masculinities groups
  • Establish community farming groups, tree nurseries, enterprises and kitchen gardens
  • VSLA support for women to access financial support
  • Promote energy saving stoves and distribute wonderbags
  • Extend and maintain community roads for market access
  • Establish and strengthen community peace monitors and groups
  • Develop the capacity of community peace monitors and groups in conflict management and land rights
  • Carry out conflict prevention and resolution activities
  • Facilitate community peace dialogues
  • Support refugees, returnees and host communities on land rights and natural resource development
  • Offer capacity development and trainings in psychosocial support (PSS) and SGBV protection
  • Provide PSS and access to protection and legal services to SGBV survivors
  • Raise awareness on human rights, women peace & security and SGBV
  • Carry out advocacy activities on human rights, women peace & security, and SGBV prevention

 

Location

South Sudan (Kajo Keji, Yei) and Uganda (Bidi Bidi and Imvepi settlements)

Beneficiaries

17,450 refugees, host and migrating communities (60% female; 40% male) and 87.250 final indirect beneficiaries

Duration

01.12.2021 – 31.05.2024

Total Budget

€ 600,000

Partner Organisations

CARE Uganda, Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment (RICE)-West Nile, Austrian Red Cross (ARC) (lead), Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO)

Donors

This project is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) (with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation).

This project contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):