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Project ID:00074224Description:UNA010 Strategy to Combat GBV
Fund:
UN Action Agst Sexual Violence
Start Date *: 18 Feb 2010
Theme:
UN Action Against Sexual Viole
End Date*: 26 Jul 2010
Country: United Nations Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   OCHA - OCHA Office for Humanitarian A
About

At the request of the Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), a team representing UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) visited Chad in November 2009 with the aim of better understanding the UN system’s response to conflict-related sexual violence in Eastern Chad; to consider and discuss the implications of Security Council Resolutions 1820 and 1888 for the response of MINURCAT and the UNCT to sexual violence; and to ascertain whether strategic support from the UN Action network would enhance the UN’s response – specifically by assisting MINURCAT and the UNCT to develop a Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Sexual Violence. 

Following consultations with representatives from a wide range of UN agencies in N’djamena, Abeche and Goz Beida, the team concluded that despite the collaborative nature of the GBV Sub-Cluster and its progress in developing operational plans to strengthen key components – such as rule of law and access to justice, protection and prevention measures, awareness raising, etc. – the lack of a comprehensive strategy hampers the implementation of existing plans as it is difficult to identify gaps in the provision of services.  

The team concluded that the UN system, Government and NGO partners would significantly benefit from a Comprehensive Strategy specifically addressing GBV, including sexual violence in Eastern Chad.  The Strategy would provide an umbrella for the various operational plans developed by the GBV Sub-Cluster, and guide relevant stakeholders in the implementation of such plans.  Following the model adopted in the DRC, the Strategy would indicate the roles and responsibilities of the UN and Government Ministries and include plans of action for each of the strategy’s key pillars. 

Further, the UN Action assessment team concluded that Chadian authorities and the international community require a more precise picture of patterns, trends, drivers and early warning indicators of sexual violence in eastern Chad. 

To operationalize its recommendations, the UN Action network has offered to fund a consultant for a period of up to 3 months to facilitate the development of the Comprehensive Strategy, as recommended.  The consultant will work with members of the GBV Sub-Cluster to:

  • Undertake a desk review on the nature and patterns of GBV in eastern Chad;
  • Identify data and knowledge gaps and prepare a brief report that the Comprehensive Strategy will aim to address;
  • Review and analyse the ISF and various plans and activities that exist on SGBV in eastern Chad and map these into a reference document;
  • Assist in drafting the Comprehensive Strategy;
  • Organise a process of thorough consultation with MINURCAT, the UNCT and the Government with a view to securing endorsement of the strategy;
  • Support the SRSG and the RC/HC to present the strategy to Chadian authorities and international stakeholders in both Abeche and N’Djamena.

Project results

The consultant undertook a desk review on the nature and patterns of GBV in eastern Chad and identified data and knowledge gaps. The ISF and various plans and activities that exist on SGBV in eastern Chad was reviewed and analyzed, and mapped into a into a reference document (situation analysis – see attached). Following this review, a brief report identifying data and knowledge gaps was prepared and shared with the UN Country Team highlighting the areas that the Comprehensive Strategy should aim to address.

A process of consultation was organised with MINURCAT, the UNCT and the Government with a view to securing endorsement of the strategy;

The consultant finalized a draft Comprehensive Strategy (see attached) which was submitted to the UNCT at the end of her deployment.

Since the consultant fell sick in the last weeks of the deployment, it was not possible to support the UNCT to finalise the Strategy as well as to support the SRSG and the RC/HC to present the strategy to Chadian authorities and international stakeholders in both Abeche and N’Djamena.

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