South Sudan’s history is characterized by slavery, civil wars, economic repression, inter- tribal conflicts, proliferation of small arms, which have resulted into wide spread insecurity, socio-economic disparities and gender inequalities. These inequalities have continued to fuel conflicts even after the independence of South Sudan from the north. However, the magnitude of the problem, the risk factors and the health effects, as well as the costs to society and impact on economic growth has overwhelmed the new nation which barely has resources to tackle them.

Our work is focused on the need to Increase knowledge, promote behavior change, provide access to emergency medical services to victims and survivors of gender based violence, and build capacity of frontline responder to be able to respond efficiently and effectively, increase advocacy and policing and partnership for eliminating gender violence.