Commitment title:

Improved efficiency and quality of programme planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting

Commitment description:

4. The government of the Republic of South Sudan commits to the overall goal of zero harmful practices, including child marriage. To achieve this, the government commits to ensuring that:
a) By end 2020, all states have declared and put in place mechanisms to End Child Marriage
b) In partnership with Civil Society Organizations and Women activists, amplify women and girls’ voices about Gender Based Violence in all communication avenues
c) Free sanitary pads are provided to all eligible girls in primary and secondary schools in both rural and urban areas by 2025 in a bid to improve menstrual hygiene and ensure school retention for girls; and Tax exemption is granted to sanitary pads manufactured and/or imported into the country to make them more affordable to girls in low income households
d) The Women Development Fund is established, by 2021/22 FY, to provide resources and skills to accelerate women’s empowerment.

Mode of engagement:
  • Programmatic action
    Programme implementation for achieving zero Gender Based Violence and Child Marriage
Commitment to be actioned in: South Sudan
Submitted from: South Sudan
Submitted by
South Sudan
Thematic area
Address gender-based violence and the harmful practices of child, early and forced marriages and female genital mutilation
Commitment category

(5) (a) Zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, including zero child, early and forced marriage, as well as zero female genital mutilation; and (b) Elimination of all forms of discrimination against all women and girls, in order to realize all individuals’ full socio-economic potential.