Gender, Child and Social Welfare

Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts
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Hon. Agnes Kwaje Lasuba
Minister
 
 




Hon. Dr. Priscilla Nyanyang Joseph
Deputy Minister

 

 

MANDATE

 

To promote gender equality, social justice, and safeguard the rights and welfare of women, children, persons with disability and other vulnerable groups.

 

VISION

 

“Contribute towards attainment of a just, peaceful, inclusive and equitable society”.

 

MISSION

 

To provide policy guidance, effective service delivery, coordinate, facilitate, monitor and evaluate gender equality, women empowerment, the rights of children, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.
 

 

Functions:

 

The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW) performs the following core functions:

 

  1. Develop policies and programmes for the promotion of gender equality, child and social welfare.
  2. Mainstreaming gender equality, and disability into national development.
  3. Ensure the welfare and respect of the rights of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.
  4. Manage programmes and institutions for children and social welfare.
  5. Improve working environment by strengthening the structures, systems and procedures, human and administrative capacity for efficient service delivery.
  6. Strengthen monitoring and evaluation, research, documentation, planning and budgeting.

 

 


A technician moulding an artificial leg at the Physical Rehabilitation and Reference Centre in Juba.
[Photo: Matata Safi]

 

Structure:

 

The Ministry is currently divided into five directorates and a National Health Insurance Fund in order to respond to its multiple functional responsibilities:

 

The Directorate of Gender - responsible for formulation of policies and regulatory frameworks, gender mainstreaming in public and private institutions, gender-responsive, governance, socio- economic empowerment; promotion and protection of women’s rights; capacity building.

 

The Directorate of Child Welfare - responsible for formulation of policies and development of programmes that promote children’s rights and ensure protection of children from violence, exploitation, neglect and abuse.

 

The Directorate of Social Welfare – responsible for development of social welfare and disability policies and mainstreaming disability issues in public and private institutions in accordance with the national development plan and international obligations.

 

Directorate of Planning, Research, Documentation and Training – responsible for coordinating the planning process, policies formulation and budgeting, conducts research on gender equality, child rights, social welfare and persons with disabilities in development programmes at both national and state levels. The directorate also coordinates staff training, documentation and publications.

 

Directorate of Administration and Finance - responsible for providing support and guidance to Directorates in budget preparation, and implementation of financial regulations, human resource, financial and assets management, and general administration. The Administration formulates, develops, coordinates and facilitates implementation of policies for performance improvement in terms of quality, efficieny and timely delivery of services. It also provides a strong link and coordination between Directorates, line Ministries and partners for efficient and effective management of resources.

Each of the above mentioned directorates is responsible for the development of relevant polices and law reforms with support from the Directorate of Planning, Training, Research and Documentation.

 

 

 

 

 

Programmes and Pojects:

 

  1. Physical Rehabilitation Centre;
  2. Rejab School of the Blind and Hearing Impaired Persons;
  3. Ministry Building; 
  4. Gender Empowerment Project; and
  5. Drop-In Centres for Street Children

 


Rejab School of the Blind and Deaf under construction.
[Photo: Matata Safi]

 

Publications and Documents:

 

  1. Child Act 2008
  2. Ministry Policy Frame and Workplan - 2007 to 2009
  3. Preliminary Data Collection on Street Children
  4. Ministry Biennial Report 2009-2011.
  5. Gender Comprehensive Assessment 2011.
  6. Institutional Capacity Development Manual 2010.
  7. Gender Based Violence Survey 2010.
  8. National Disability Assessment 2012.
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Contacts:

 

Stephen Wiw Bichiok
Director of Planning, Training, Research and Documentation;
Tel: +211 955191605
Email: mgcswrss@gmail.com
Email: mgswragoss@gmail.com
P.O. Box 80
Juba, South Sudan

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Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts

 

 

 

This article was updated on Jun 4, 2013