Tackling VAWG in times of conflict: responding to youth voices from South Sudan

Project Details


This project was funded by the AHRC and the FCDO under their social protectionism and humanitarian portfolio. The consortium consisted of: the University of Portsmouth (Lead), University College London, Plan International and The Likikiri Collective in South Sudan.

The project generated critical new evidence through innovative mixed approaches to better understand what works to reduce the violence suffered by young women and girls during protected displacement caused by conflict. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) surges during conflict and insecurity and South Sudan has one of the highest rates in the world. The two year project engaged young people in arts based approaches to better understand how violence has and does impact on their lives. It also evaluated past projects designed to support young people into sustainable safe futures and then took the findings to create a new intervention that will be trialled by the NGO Plan International across a number of sites in South Sudan.
Short titleTackling VAWG in conflict
Effective start/end date1/07/2030/01/23


  • Arts & Humanities Research Council: £359,438.92