Dalhousie University / Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security

PROJECT: Building Bridges for Prevention: Women and Security Actors Prevent Child Recruitment and Use in South Sudan

Impact Facts
Type of Innovative Solution
Gender Equality Marker (0-3)
  • Gender transformative (GE3)
Type of Innovative Solution
Sustainable Development Goals
  • 5 - Gender Equality
Type of Innovative Solution
Type of Innovative Solution
  • Partnership

Project Details

The Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security from Dalhousie University will be testing a comprehensive prevention program to protect children from being recruited and use as soldiers, with a focus on conflict related sexual violence in Juba, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan. the Dallaire Institute will mobilize local police forces and women leaders from civil society organizations to work collectively to prevent the recruitment of children as soldiers and conflict related sexual violence against children. Round tables between community groups and local security actors, as well gender responsive training for police, will help increase dialogue and coordination between women and local forces leading to strengthened prevention strategies to protect children vulnerable to recruitment and exploitation.