Besides is a photo of the first batch of graduates of IU SSHIELD program, the program aims at providing. access to quality high education for women in South Sudan by focusing on improving
female participation in tertiary levels in all areas of study. Toaddressthechallengeswomenface,GEWLPpartnered
with various Universities, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Food Security and Livelihood

GEWLP has diverse experience in supporting communities to strengthen their food security and livelihoods and increase household income by empowering and equipping community members with
knowledge, skills and technologies in livestock production, crop production, establishing community seed systems, agribusiness skills, mechanised agriculture and community savings groups among others. GEWLP has provided over 10, 921 food insecure households with emergency livelihood kits (including crop seeds, vegetable seeds, fishing kits and agriculture tools) as well as training on good agricultural and fisheries practices.
GEWLP considers food security key function for desirable livelihood in society. Therefore, GEWLP envisions deliberate engagement in programs and activities that tackle the root causes of hunger cardinal. Thus, we will proactively address problems of commodity production, access to factors of production, and generation of income in society. To meet basic needs of communities within the realm of our operation, GEWLP will attempt to bolster agricultural production, jumpstart local market
activities, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and ensure vulnerable members of communities to sustainable access sources of food and income.
Our team of experienced of agricultural and fisheries officers are at the core of our operations, designing and implementing quality programmes to support communities’ FSL needs.


GEWLP envisions a healthy population for optimal productivity hence better standard of living in society. Therefore, we will work to improve both human and environmental health situation in the sphere of our operation. It has to be acknowledged though that this area has some of the
most marginalized communities with dire health and sanitation conditions in the Country. Diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea cholera, and HIV/AIDS devastate the area.
In addition, GEWLP is aware of the bottlenecks created by culture on family planning arrangements so much so that discussing it is a taboo. We have observed with concern that communities here allow women to
have as many babies as possible. Consequently, unlucky women die at alarming rates in and after childbirth.
Besides, child marriages result in high infant mortality sadly in most cases with no systemized records
because many mothers deliver outside designated health facilities or do not seek documentation or parents often wait days or even weeks to name newly born babies.
In this respect, GEWLP recognizes that community elders, leaders and women are key- solutions in curving the health and hygiene needs of society. As such, GEWLP will try to train and provide capacity to them in these fields.
Importantly, they should clearly know their respective role in bringing about healthy population and hygienic environment for the communities in the areas of its focus. As a design, we will continue to partner with other
organizations interested in these fields accordingly.


GEWLP’s strategy focuses on integrated management of chronic and acute malnutrition. Our programmes focus on improving the health and nutrition status of vulnerable children (0 – 59 months)
and women of reproductive age. GEWLP’s approach includes causal analysis of maternal, newborn, under-five child, and adolescent illness, hunger, malnutrition and mortality. Interventions focus on
behaviour change, community system strengthening, health system strengthening and advocacy at individual, family, community and service provider levels.
Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Better nutrition is related to improved
infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems. At GEWLP we look at different
ways on how to reach the vulnerable children and women through providing nutritional supplement, training women mothers on how to make nutritious meals for children and the
lactating mothers and also introduce garden kitchens where they grow vegetables so as to maintain balance diet needed in the body during childhood development and breastfeeding.


GEWLP brings 10 years of technical and operational experience in South Sudan, through which it has developed a unique understanding of the humanitarian and cultural context, as well as deep ties with
community leaders. The Protection Departments boasts of professional staff with a strong commitment to prevention and response to child abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children.
The staff members are able to implement programs in complex and challenging rural development programs with a high standard of quality to enable the outcomes to be sustained. In addition, the
organization prides itself in adhering to strict public financial management principles that require transparency and accountability in financial operations. Strong financial management has ensured that donor requirements are met in time while supporting the growth of wide donor base.
MEMBERSHIP GEWLP has a unique profile, as it is one of the few women and girl child protection organizations with both national and international staff able to implement in the most insecure,
hard-to reach areas. Its as well a member of FSL cluster, protection (GBV) and ES/NFI PSEA GEWLP has a zero
tolerance policy on PSEA. All GEWLP staff, partners, vendors, volunteers and temporary workers sign
a Code of Conduct that regulates their behaviour in dealing with the vulnerable communities we serve. GEWLP commits to protect and support populations, not to reinforce behaviour that is harmful to the most vulnerable, especially women and girls. Staffs are receiving continuous training on PSEA and Child Safeguarding policies.


South Sudan a product of the Sudan has been having incessant violence in the nature of political turmoil or civil wars that have spawn unfortunately a vicious cycle of hatred, revenge, or genocide. As a result, many communities in South Sudan, which is our main
operational zone, live in heightened state of fear, resentment, distrust and violence. Therefore, to address the issues of ethnicity or tribalism and violence, GEWLP works
with religious, government and civic leaders in addition to women and youth with skills in conflict resolution, mediation and peace building. Specifically, GEWLP engages in alternative projects such as stopping cattle rustling, forgiveness and reconciliation,
defense and promotion of human rights, trauma healing and campaign for social justice. Indeed, we believe as broken relationships are reconciled and wounds of violent hatred
healed through real forgiveness, the cycle of hatred, revenge and violence will change to beneficial peace and sustained security enjoyed by society.
Truly, GEWLP seeks to address dire social injustices that hinder reconciliation, peace and development in South Sudan society. Accordingly, we intend to empower the
population economically, education, health and employment wise, which we plan to achieve through literacy campaign, job creation, health education, advocacy for justice and rights of the marginalized. GEWLP will work to restore real hope for communities
and for effectiveness we will work collaboratively with relevant partners in this regard.


GEWLP hopes to support the efforts of the Environmental partners and Ministry of Environment and Forestry in implementing the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE)
Strategy to ensure that South Sudan is resilient in the face of increasingly adverse effects of climate change. A healthy environment is conducive for a vibrant society
and a thriving economy, the three pillars of the SDGs. GEWLP considers environmental
protection and conservation absolutely cardinal to ensure practical better livelihood for the communities living in the environs therein. Indeed, we stand for practices that guarantee balanced ecosystem conducive to human, domestic-animals and wildlife habitation. One of GEWLP objectives is to support the MoEF in the journey towards
the planting on 10 million indigenous and fruit trees within South Sudan in the
next ten years. We have noted with consternation that the cattle seem
more destructive to the natural environment than wildlife. So, more creative ways are
demanded particularly to re-socialize pastoralists to manage and utilize cattle differently and appropriately in line with ethical environmental protection and
conservation standards. GEWLP hopes that human and domesticated animals be enabled to coexist sustainably for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.
It is essential to regulate the climate effects, to sustain communities and support biodiversity. Therefore, to realize these ecological aims, GEWLP will collaboratively work with local.

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