Dalhousie University / Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security
- Gender transformative (GE3)
- 5 - Gender Equality
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.