Effective prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV) require a well-planned and coordinated effort among an array of organizations, disciplines, and sectors. In populations affected by conflict, there are additional and specific threats and risks that require action in order to establish effective protection from GBV.
This workshop enhanced planning and coordination by bringing together key staff in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan to assess progress so far and begin mapping next steps to increase their collaboration in addressing gender-based violence in populations affected by conflict. The four-day participatory workshop combined training, information sharing, and planning. Christian Action for Development & Support (CADS) initiated this workshop in order to build staff capacity to design and implement strategies for protection from GBV. In addition to training and capacity building for CADS staff in the field, Part Two of the workshop brought more organizations to the table to discuss broader implementation, coordination, and collaboration issues.