Project profile — Women's Engagement in South Sudan Peace Process

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Women's Engagement in South Sudan Peace Process - Overview
UN Women (XM-DAC-41146)
2018-02-12 - 2020-01-31
Country / region • South Sudan (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (50.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (50.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to support women’s engagement in the peace process, and specifically in the revitalization and full implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan. Key activities include: (1) the provision of grants and technical support to South-Sudanese women’s organizations and networks; and (2) the placement of a gender adviser to support the office of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Envoy on South Sudan for one year, which is responsible for leading the mediation process.

Expected results

Expected results for this project include: (1) office of Special Envoy on South Sudan includes gender and women’s issues as central to resolving the conflict in South Sudan and included in negotiations with Intergovernmental Authority on Development leaders and all stakeholders, including parties to the conflict; and (2) women organisations are mobilized to advocate for gender sensitive revitalisation process.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (January 2020) include: (1) a Senior Gender Advisor was recruited and retained to work at IGAD Special Envoy Office (up from zero in 2017) to facilitate gender mainstream and women’s participation as a part of the transitional and peace making process; (2) three key action points (up from 2 in 2017) related to gender and the empowerment of women were achieved in the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), which included: 35% Affirmative Action, one female Vice President and the establishment of a Women Enterprise Development Fund; (3) 1,429 women from across South Sudan (up from 0 in 2017) were mobilized to participate in the peace processes, including the High Level Revitalized Forum of the peace agreement; (4) three commitments (up from 0 in 2017) were made from policy makers and the Transnational Government of National Unity on women’s engagement; (5) four guidelines, tools and frameworks (up from zero) were developed for gender and conflict analysis, mediation and conflict resolution; (6) 360 women and 68 men community champions (there were 400 men community champions in 2017) were directly engaged in preventing and ending sexual harassment and sexual and gender-based violence; and (7) 6,286 women (up from 765 in 2017) at community levels, were mobilized to participate in community peace dialogues, advocacy initiatives, and peace, awareness and sensitization events/activities across the country. These results show a positive increase in the impact of the Senior Gender Advisor within the IGAD Special Envoy Office on the peace process in South Sudan.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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