CARE International: Breaking the Silence

The proposed project seeks to address key drivers of GBV, promote help-seeking behaviour, access to quality services for survivors and promote economic empowerment of vulnerable women and girls. Some key activities will include the provision of health, psychosocial, and protection support in one (1) existing safe house and three (3) women and girl-friendly spaces (WGFSs), the provision of unconditional emergency cash support to vulnerable survivors and livelihood opportunities. Through the partnership with WIDO, a local women-led organisation, CARE will work to transform negative masculinities and social norms.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Sudan del Sud
Diritti umani
Violenza sessuale e di genere
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2024
CHF  2’045’000
Contesto Across South Sudan, violence remains prevalent in many areas, posing serious security threats to civilians, threatening the durability of peace, and contributing to the continued fragmentation of communities. Despite the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan in late 2018, violence continues in many forms, including clashes between authorities and non-signatory groups, violence perpetuated by politically affiliated armed youth groups, cycles of violence and revenge linked to inter community disputes, cattle raids and violent criminality. In the targeted location, localized conflict remains the biggest challenge, affecting women and girls’ wellbeing. Persistent insecurity in the form of cattle raids, revenge killings, armed intercommunal conflict over grazing land and water resources, road ambushes and abductions, and long negative social norms are fuelling an upsurge in GBV cases and severely eroded livelihoods assets and capabilities of communities, particularly female-headed households in Ikotos County and rural areas in Torit County.
Obiettivi Crises affected vulnerable individuals (especially women and girls) have access to a comprehensive package of specialized GBV response services. They are engaged and leading in prevention and resilience-building measures (including livelihoods) in an enabling environment where they feel safe and empowered.
Gruppi target The project targets 24,000 participants directly. It will target 8,486 women, 7834 girls, 4,000 men and 3,680 boys and other vulnerable groups from IDPs, returnees and host communities in Torit and Ikotos.
Effetti a medio termine

Outcome 1)    Increased awareness and access to life-saving specialized GBV services for vulnerable individuals including survivors in Torit, and Ikotos.

Outcome 2)    Improved access to livelihoods services and support for vulnerable individuals, including GBV survivors to build their resilience.

Outcome 3)    Community members, particularly women and girls, report feeling safer and facing less violence at home and within their communities.


Risultati principali attesi:  

-    450 survivors have access to case management services, 250 extremely vulnerable individuals / GBV survivors (accessing the WGFSs and/or Safe House) are provided with one-off unconditional cash for protection support (BTS II);

-    24,000 men, women, boys and girls receive information on GBV, protection and gender equality (BTS II & FEED II);

-    240 men and boys are engaged as “gender equality champions” to address barriers to GBV reporting and access to GBV and GBV-related health services (FEED II);

-    160 women and men are engaged through Engaging Men through Accountable Practice (EMAP), with 80% reporting having a better understanding of violence against women and their role;

-    9,500 vulnerable individuals, including GBV survivors, report an increased annual income;

-    150 vulnerable individuals / GBV survivors are provided with oneoff conditional cash for kitchen gardens / other IGAs;

-    3,150 women and 1,950 female youth, including GBV survivors, adopt sustainable livelihood and climate-smart agricultural practices (BTS II & FEED II) 3,150 women, 1,480 men, 920 boys and 1,950 girls receive knowledge and skills on how to manage conflict-related shocks and promote peaceful resolutions to conflict (FEED II).

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

-    A final evaluation of the first phase is still ongoing. However, based on regular monitoring reports, CARE has supported 2,730 survivors to access life-saving GBV services, 358 vulnerable survivors with cash grants and reached over 700 people with awareness-raising messages on the importance of reporting and availability of services.

-    As a result of ongoing capacity support, established community structures, including community action groups independently lead sessions in their communities on gender and conflict resolution. This is a positive step towards local ownership and the future sustainability of the project. CARE will continue to provide necessary support.

-    The WGFSs and Torit Safe House are critical structures and entry points for GBV reporting and case management services in Torit and Ikotos and built confidence to report. The Safe House is still the only shelter in the state and provides safety for women and girls whose lives are at risk. The continuation of these services is critical for the protection of women and girls in Torit and Ikotos.

-    GBV incidents remained high - partly due to the lack of consistency in engaging men and boys. In the proposed phase, specific activities targeting men and boys have been included.

-    While it’s clear that GBV prevention and response services will be required beyond the proposed phase, the overall direction of the project after 2025 will be determined as the partner has been going through a management transition. A planned midterm review after one year will offer a better opportunity for a joint reflection with CARE and have a clear vision moving forward.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
  • Care International

Altri partner
Global Affairs Canada, Netherlands, WIDO
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori CARE is part of the National Protection Cluster and the technical lead at the field-level for all agencies. The project has close linkages to SDC’s other partners, such as CARITAS, Whittaker Foundation and UNFPA as lead for the GBV AoR in South Sudan, as well as other partners. At the state level, CARE works closely with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC), State Ministry of Gender, Ministry of Health and ministers of information as key counterparts in addressing GBV issues.
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    2’045’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    823’850
Fasi del progetto Fase 2 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2024   (Fase in corso)