Project profile — Human Resources for SRHR and Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2021-10-21 - 2026-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (10.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (10.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (30.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to support the health and rights of women and girls in South Sudan by increasing the availability of skilled healthcare providers, improving attitudes toward sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the fighting against gender-based violence (GBV). The project will also support South Sudan’s government in developing and implementing SRHR and GBV policies. Project activities include: (1) equipping targeted health facilities and deploying qualified healthcare workers; (2) sensitizing communities about the availability of SRHR, GBV, and HIV services and mobilizing these communities to prevent and respond to GBV; (3) training healthcare professionals and providing support to health training institutions; and (4) supporting the relevant government ministries to develop and enact gender-responsive SRHR, GBV, and HIV laws and policies. This project expects to support 10 health institutes which will train up to 5,000 healthcare workers, provide services and support to up to 7,000 survivors of GBV, and reach up to 500,000 people with positive messaging on SRHR and the fight against GBV.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) an increase in women and girls’ use of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) services, especially by women and girls living in vulnerable situations; and (2) strengthened enabling environments for women and girls’ access to SRHR and GBV services at national, state, and local levels.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $7,300,000
Planned disbursement $5,800,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
Date modified: