Integrated Emergency WASH Response and Gender Based Violence
Integrated Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Response and Prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV) with United Nations Children's Fund, International Organization for Migration. In South Sudan, USAID supports a flagship integrated WASH/GBV project. Its three strategies are:
- Ensure a gender and risk analysis is conducted to define gender roles and responsibilities, cultural norms and belief in the project.
- Strengthen the delivery of effective coordinated and integrated life-saving WASH and GBV interventions to people affected by the current crisis.
- Support vulnerable populations to cope better with shocks by strengthening their coping mechanisms.
In the last quarter of 2015, USAID and UNICEF enhanced water supplies, improved sanitation facilities and promoted hygiene as well as facilitating discussions on health, GBV, literacy, and craft making in eight women friendly spaces. The team supported WASH to integrate GBV risk mitigation elements into their work plan, monitoring tools, and PCAs. M&E tools and lesson learning processes are being developed as part of the programme as well as documenting processes to inform future risk mitigation efforts in other countries.