Project profile — Sexual Violence Prevention in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan


Ujamaa Na Watoto WenyaHaki Initiative
2018-03-22 - 2020-05-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• South Sudan (28.00%)
• Kenya (40.00%)
• Somalia (32.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (100.00%)

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)


This project aims to reduce sexual violence in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. The goal is to deliver the Empowerment Transformation Training (ETT) Program, which is a successful and rigorously tested rape prevention approach that targets female and male youths in schools and community-based organizations. Project activities include: (1) a needs assessment and curriculum development for South Sudan and Somalia; (2) capacity building for training of trainers; (3) monitoring and evaluation; and (4) ETT curriculum delivery to over 25,000 girls and boys, and young women and men (ages 10-22) in designated schools, community-based organizations, churches and mosques.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved effectiveness of programs and their consistent administration to help prevent sexual and gender-based violence and radicalization; and (2) strengthened community response to sexual violence, negative gender stereotypes and radicalization in schools, camps and other high risk areas.

Results achieved 

Results achieved include: (1) the successful design of a randomized control trial in Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan; (2) to the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention methods have undergone a randomized control trial to test their effectiveness to reduce SGBV in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS); (3) a baseline was established for key indicators in Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan to help assess the effectiveness of these prevention methods; (4) in South Sudan, the partner adapted their school-based training to develop a community-based approach curriculum. This comes as a response to the growing need to prevent SGBV in the community at large; (5) 113 school teachers were trained in Empowerment Transformation Training (ETT) SGBV prevention in South Sudan; (6) 53,595 boys and girls received ETT on SGBV prevention; and (7) over 12,000 of these beneficiaries are voluntarily participating in the multi-county randomized control trial to better inform a broader community of practice about what works to prevent SGBV in FCAS.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
23-03-2021 Disbursement $86,708
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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