South Sudan, ADCORD: Scaling up SGBV response in Juba

Project completed

The escalation of violence in July 2016 and the unimpeded commitment of rapes by armed men during and directly after the outbreak of fighting have created the urgent need for additional services to strengthen and scale up SGBV response to SGBV survivors and conduct prevention awareness.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Sudan
Conflict & fragility
Human rights
Conflict prevention and transformation
Psycho-social support (till 2016)
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
Sexually transmitted diseases incl. HIV/AIDS
01.10.2016 - 31.12.2016
CHF 57'000

Following the outbreak of violence in Juba on July 8, both warring parties have executed civilians and (gang-)raped women and girls during and after the fighting. No adequate healthcare facilities, services, treatment or staff to support SGBV survivors in need of medical and psycho-social support exist in South Sudan. The government has not committed adequate attention, or funding, to improve the availability or accessibility of such services. Services available are almost entirely provided by international and national NGOs.


Improve access to quality SGBV prevention and response in Juba, South Sudan.

Target groups
  • Women and girls
  • Vulnerable conflict affected communities in Juba, out side POC
Medium-term outcomes
  • Psycho-social support to SGBV survivors has been provided
  • Additional safe space has been created.
  • The capacity of medical workers and community leaders has been strengthened.
  • Awareness rising on availability of SGBV counselling services and referral pathways has been conducted.

Expected results:  

  • 1 additional safe space established.
  • 200 people assisted with counselling and psycho-social support and survival kits provided.
  • Refresher training conducted for 20 health workers.
  • 15 people trained in SGBV identification and reporting
  • 18,000 people reached with SGBV prevention and response awareness

Results from previous phases:  

  • Establishment of safe centres in two locations.
  • Training materials developed.
  • Trainings for 84 school managers and teachers and 30 PTA and 65 community members on prevention of SGBV conducted.
  • Counselling for 65 persons (63 women, 2 men).
  • 10 school and 5 community awareness campaigns conducted.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • Other international or foreign NGO North

Coordination with other projects and actors

UNFPA, SGBV Sub-Cluster, Protection Cluster, OCHA and protection NGOs

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   57'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   43'271 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF  110'000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF  167'000
Project phases

Phase 1 01.10.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)