Above: A live round table about some of the challenges youth in South Sudan are facing. The two hour special event was part of a month of broadcasts on the CAM produced Zone 72, which airs every Saturday at 4pm on EYE Radio.
The three-year, 35-million Global Affairs Canada-funded and UNFPA-led Human Resources for SRH and SGBV in South Sudan (HR4SRH&SGBV) project aims to support the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of women and girls in South Sudan, notably women and girls in vulnerable situations, including those living in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps and other humanitarian settings; women and girls living with disabilities; and those living with HIV. The project will achieve this through increasing the availability of skilled healthcare providers, improving attitudes toward SRHR and contributing to the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV).
The project runs from 2023-25
The project focuses on four key components:
- Strengthening the provision of quality integrated SRH/GBV/HIV services;
- Increasing awareness among women, girls, men, and boys to utilize gender-responsive SRH/GBV/HIV services;
- Strengthening health training institutions to produce quality human resources for SRH/GBV/HIV services; and
- Improving national and state government capacities to develop and implement SRH/GBV/HIV policies, legislations, and coordination mechanisms.
- Study on the feasibility of a mobile app for midwives;
- Development and implementation of SRHR materials for youth including Zone 72 weekly radio program, a series of SRHR comics
- Development of Family Planning training materials for health care workers
Total Project Budget
35 million CAD