In the world’s newest country, violence against children, whether from conflict, grinding poverty, or institutional fragility, robs girls and boys from the safe, bright future they deserve and limits the potential for this nation.
World Vision South Sudan is deeply committed to working alongside the people of South Sudan, the international community and partners to realize an end to violence against children.
On October 1st 2017, World Vision South Sudan launched its national campaign, It Takes A Nation to Protect the Future Generation. The campaign focuses on the protection of children and youth, including the reduction of gender-based violence (GBV) and the promotion of gender equality.
The It Takes A Nation campaign focuses on the centrality of protection and promotion of human rights, specifically those that protect children’s rights and promote the equal rights of women and girls.
In the first 15 months of the campaign, we have:
- Increased awareness, changed attitudes and behaviours at community levels that promote the protection and a reduction of all forms of violence affecting children and their families, particularly Gender-Based Violence.
- Strengthened the prevention, mitigation and response measures to address violence against children.
- Strengthened accountability for implementation of global commitments to end violence against children (SDGs, World Humanitarian Summit, Humanitarian Architecture) in South Sudan.
For more details and specifics of these achievements, please download our 2018 Campaign Report