Project profile — Advancing Women Peace and Security Implementation in South Sudan


UN Women (41146)
2020-03-30 - 2022-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (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)
• 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 grassroots South Sudanese women’s organizations to support peacebuilding and reconciliation in their communities, through capacity building and providing small grants for their operations. South Sudan is at a critical moment, transitioning from conflict to post-conflict, with a fragile peace process in place. Women have played an essential role in the path to peace. This project works to further support enhancing gender mainstreaming and the integration of women and girls’ rights and experiences in South Sudan’s transitional institutions at the highest levels, through a Gender Advisor to the Special Envoy for the Inter-Governmental Authority of Development (IGAD). Project activities include: (1) providing capacity building to women politicians and women’s organizations to meaningfully engage in the Revitalised Agreement of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS); and (2) ensuring gender-sensitivity of members to the R-ARCSS pre-transitional and transitional institutions, including in areas of protection, leadership and participation.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) women’s participation in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan is strengthened; (2) gender mainstreaming and integration of women and girls’ rights and experiences in the institutions of the Pre-Transitional and Transitional Periods is enhanced; (3) a strong security sector that prioritizes and promotes the protection of women and girls’ rights is established; and (4) high-level media engagement and strategic communications for advocacy on women’s meaningful participation and prioritization of women’s needs in the Transitional period is promoted.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 10 advocacy initiatives undertaken by women’s peace networks and women's organizations to implement the Peace agreement and the government's Women Peace and Security commitments; (2) supported 47 women's organizations' peace-building initiatives on Women Peace and Security supported; (3) the adoption of five engendered positions on gender-sensitive reforms by the Transitional Government and Transitional National Legislative Assembly; (4) supported women representatives 115 of 195 (58%) in developing a meaningful engagement strategy that contributes to transitional committees and institutions; and (5) strengthened and established the South Sudan Women’s Leaders Network at the national and state levels in all 10 states to function under the leadership of the Hon. Vice President-Gender and Youth cluster.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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