SCCR - Strengthening conflict and gender sensitive community resilience in protracted crisis in Northern Uganda and Central Equatoria
The project impact is to contribute to gender equality, to empower women and girls, and to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies in Uganda and South Sudan (SDG 5, SDG 16). The specific project outcomes are twofold: 1) Strengthened conflict sensitive community resilience in protracted crisis, in particular of women and girls, and 2) root causes addressed and impact of forced displacement mitigated in North Uganda and Central Equatoria.
It is expected to achieve 1) strengthened conflict and gender sensitivity in humanitarian and development assistance through joint programming, 2) increased female leadership and empowerment of women & girls, 3) improved conflict resolution capacity & community mediation processes, and 4) protecting women's rights and preventing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
Target group / Beneficiaries
The project will be implemented in the protracted crisis in South Sudan (Kajo Keji, Yei) and Uganda (Bidi Bidi and Imvepi settlements), targeting at protection, conflict prevention and resilience of in total 17.166 refugees, host and migrating communities focussing on women and girls.
Local partners are: CARE International in Uganda, PALM Corps, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), and the Ugandan Red Cross Society (URCS).
Project activities are knowledge sharing, baseline study, gender/ peace & conflict analysis, support to female leadership groups, establishment of community farming groups, tree nurseries, enterprises and kitchen gardens, VSLA support for women, promotion of energy saving stoves, maintenance of community roads, establishment of community peace groups, capacity of community peace groups in conflict management and land rights, conflict prevention and resolution activities, facilitation of community peace dialogues, support to refugees, returnees and host communities on land rights and natural resources, capacity development in psycho-social support (PSS) and SGBV protection, provision of PSS and access to protection/legal services to SGBV survivors, awareness raising on human rights, women peace & security and SGBV, advocacy on human rights, women peace & security and SGBV prevention.
Since 2013, South Sudan has experienced civil war, intercommunal and localised violence. As consequence many South Sudanese are either internally displaced or flee to Uganda. There is a lack of two-fold cross-border projects addressing root causes of conflicts and meeting the most urgent needs of especially female refugees, returnees and those of host communities to adequately respond to a protracted crisis beyond geographical boundaries.