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Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW) Strategic Plan 2013-2018

Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards South Sudan June 2013 Policy document child and adolescent, child/youth protection, substance use

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The Strategic Plan 2013– 2018 for the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW) articulates the Ministry’s five year strategic direction. The plan seeks to contribute towards attainment of a just, peaceful, inclusive and equitable society. To achieve this, the plan conveys the Ministry’s shared vision, mission, core values, objectives, strategies, activities and organization structure. Based on the changes taking place in the country after attainment of independence, and increasing awareness on the role of women, children and people with disability, there is need to develop a strategic plan that is aligned to both the changes in the dynamic operating environment and the strategic thinking of the Government as outlined in the South Sudan Development Plan 2011-13 and South Sudan Vision 2040 realizing freedom, equality, justice, peace and prosperity for all. Due to the significance social and economic barriers facing the majority of women, children and persons with disability, both SSDP 2011-2013 and the Vision 2040 emphasize the importance of gender equality and women empowerment as the engine of growth for social and economic development.

The Ministry aims at achieving the following goals:
a) Empower women and men to live a quality life in an inclusive society
b) Create conducive environment and opportunities for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable
c) Protect children from all forms of violence, explotaition, discrimination, neglect and abuse.

The strategies and objectives set out in this plan aim to strengthen the core activities of the ministry, as well as
invest in strategic initiatives that will focus on the following thematic areas:
1. Policies and legal frameworks.
2. Gender equality and women empowerment.
3. Social protection and Rehabilitation.
4. Protection of Children and their Rights.
5. Human and institutional capacity development.
6. Partnerships and collaborations.
7. Effective Support Services.
8. Cross-cutting Issues;
• HIV and AIDS
• Counseling
• Drug and Substance Abuse


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