4. Strengthening local capacity promotes sustainability and resilience.
Sustainably addressing GBV requires ownership and leadership from the local level. By strengthening the capacity of local partners, we can ensure that GBV prevention and response efforts are sustained beyond the life of any specific project or intervention. Local organizations, deeply embedded within the communities they serve, are often better equipped to navigate complex and volatile contexts, respond to emergencies or adapt interventions based on changing needs or circumstances. This resilience is particularly crucial in the context of GBV, where emergencies such as conflicts or natural disasters can exacerbate risks and vulnerabilities. Strengthening local capacity thus ensures that efforts to address GBV can continue and adapt even in the face of adversity.
SNAPSHOT: Through USAID-funded MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience, led by Corus organization IMA World Health, we provide GBV prevention training and technical support to local partner The Rescue Initiative South Sudan (TRI-SS). The organization has now been leading local efforts to advance the role of community health workers in GBV response as well as to incorporate GBV into community discussion sessions.