Building resilience for South Sudanese women through humanitarian assistance

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

UN Women Deputy Country Representative for South Sudan, The Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, H.E. Kiya Masahiko and the UN Women Director of Programmes, Ms Maria Noel Vaeza cutting a ribbon as they hand over the resilience building equipment. Photo Credits: UN Women/Rose Ogola
UN Women Deputy Country Representative for South Sudan, The Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, H.E. Kiya Masahiko and the UN Women Director of Programmes, Ms Maria Noel Vaeza cutting a ribbon as they hand over the resilience building equipment. Photo Credits: UN Women/Rose Ogola

Following a successful pilot in 2014, UN Women in South Sudan has scaled up the provision of humanitarian assistance to reach 6,000 vulnerable women and girls and 1,500 men and boys in displaced settlements in Nimule, Eastern Equatorial State, Mingkaman in Lakes State and Juba in Central Equatoria State.

The interventions, which include support for livelihoods (income generation, vocational skills training, computer literacy and functional literacy), protection of women and girls against gender-based violence and capacity-building of humanitarian actors in gender mainstreaming, are being funded by the Government of Japan.

Recently, UN Women and the Government of Japan donated materials worth USD 92,000 to build resilience of displaced women and girls and their host communities in three payams (Nimule, Pageri and Mugali) within the Pageri Administrative Area, in South Sudan.

The Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, H.E. Kiya Masahiko and the UN Women Director of Programmes, Ms Maria Noel Vaeza donated five multi-purpose grinding mills worth USD 40,000, four units of one acre drip irrigation kits worth USD 30,000 and four greenhouse kits worth USD 22,000.

To read the full story visit UN Women's regional website for Africa: http://africa.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2016/03/building-resilience-for-south-sudanese-women-through-humanitarian-assistance