Coram International has been awarded a contract with UNICEF South Sudan to provide technical support to national government, relevant state governments and the judiciary to implement the South Sudan Child Act 2008 and the Justice for Children Strategic Framework of South Sudan. In particular this will include support to finalize the Strategic Framework on Justice for Children in South Sudan, as well as support the implementation and dissemination strategy for the Child Act 2008, the Strategic Framework on Justice for Children and a child-friendly version of the CRC together with stakeholders. Coram International will also provide support for advocacy on the establishment of an independent child commission and support the development of collaboration mechanisms within the child protection and child justice systems at national level, as a model. The project will also include the development of capacity building materials covering the Child Act 2008, children’s rights, child sensitive procedures and juvenile justice, to be delivered to relevant stakeholders.
In 2012, Coram International conducted a Child Rights Situational Analysis (CRSA) for Save the Children in South Sudan (SCiSS) to inform the SCiSS country strategy for 2012-14. The objective of the CRSA was to provide an overview of the child rights situation in South Sudan to guide SCiSS’s programme implementation in: child protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition, education, food security and livelihoods and emergency response. The analysis focused on making recommendations for integrating programming across different thematic areas, in order to improve efficiency and efficacy of child rights programming.
In 2005, Coram International carried out an analysis of child protection within customary law systems in South Sudan. The objective of the project was to identify how customary justice systems in South Sudan are working to protect children, any areas of weakness or concern, and the provision of practical recommendations for how these could be addressed. The analysis focused on Nuer and Dinka customary law; research was implemented through community consultations. A child rights training course was also devised and delivered for the local Save the Children child protection officers in South Sudan.