GBV Sub-Cluster Meeting Gender Working Group 26 April 2011

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					                                                      GBV Sub-Cluster Meeting
                                                       Gender Working Group
                                                           26 April 2011
                                                      OCHA Conference Room
   1) Review of the 4th section of the Annual Work Plan
   2) GBV SC Strategic Plan
   3) Form 8
   4) SEA Task Force
   5) SPU Update
   6) CEDAW
   7) AOB

1. Review 4th section of Annual Work Plan
The contingency plans follow the Humanitarian Work Plan and related documents. The GBV assessment tool is being developed,
the first draft is expected to be circulated in the beginning of May, with the final version out in mid-May. A short training on how to
use the assessment tool will be organised on a request basis and continuously.

2. GBV SC Strategic Plan
The GBV SC is planning its 3 year strategic plan, initial background information to form the strategic plan will be collected through
a short questionnaire which also includes a Who What Where section. Please fill in the questionnaire and return it by 10th May to and . A 1 day session on revising and finalizing the GBV
Strategic Plan will be held 27th May. Invitation will be sent out separately. The GOSS development plan will be taken into account
before finalizing the 3 years GBV Strategic Plan.

3. Form 8
Following the Form 8 memo developed by the UN and signed by the DR/HC, a statement to be signed by GoSS is drafted. The
draft statement will be circulated for inputs, and sent to the PC and HC for their action as well. Challenges remain to get the
knowledge to the police officers on the ground, and this will be raised in the SPU Task Force. UNPOL will be part of the roll out of
the statement when it’s signed to ensure awareness throughout the country.

4. SEA Task Force
Regarding training of SEA focal points, candidates should be nominated for training in May. All UN agencies and NGOs should
have two SEA focal points as it is recommended to have one female and one male SEA focal point. A formal Victim’s Assistance
Strategy needs to be developed which indentifies who are to receive reports of SEA and what is the reporting mechanism in
different UN agencies and NGOs. UNHCR suggested that the State Protection Cluster Leads could be SEA focal points for the
states, and as such receive SEA training during the State Protection Cluster Leads training in June. RCSO will be approached to
start up again the SEA network, and ensuring regular meetings and the development of a Victim’s Assistance Strategy.

5. SPU Update
This agenda item was discussed together with the agenda item concerning Form 8. There were concerns about how the units were
working, and why the UN would keep funding them. Both redesigning the programme and invest in training the members to see
results were mentioned. An informative report should be worked out to see what works and what doesn’t work. Also, the roles and
responsibility between the UN and the SPU should be clarified. There was a general consensus that the SPU units needed to call
for new meeting to discuss the way forward.

This item was discussed briefly at the last meeting. GoSS has indicated that they will sign the Convention come July 2011,
however there needs to be a consultation as to what signing the CEDAW means for GoSS as CEDAW comes with responsibilities
for governments. A separate CEDAW meeting will be called where the way forward for CEDAW will be discussed. The SSLA’s
Committee on Gender has indicated that CEDAW is part of their work plans as well, and will be interested in working with the GBV
SC on this issue.

7. AOB
In connection with the mid-year review of the Humanitarian Work Plan for 2011, an opportunity comes to submit new or revise old
Project Sheets to solicit funding from the Common Humanitarian Fund mechanism. Partners are strongly encouraged to submit
GBV specific project sheets, particularly focusing on service delivery and response. When OCHA sends out the timeline for the
mid-year review and new formats for the project sheets, the GBV SC will circulate this and invite for 2 meetings with the Protection
Cluster Coordinator. The first meeting will be informative and focus on what type of project sheets can and should be submitted,
and the second meeting will be a revision of the developed project sheets.
Action Points:
Circulate GBV Assessment Tool for inputs                             Beginning May             Silje
Circulate GBV Questionnaire and WWW for inputs, and revert inputs to 10th May                  Silje and all members
Form 8 – get inputs from HC and PC                                   15th May                  Sarah and Anders
SEA Task Force – approach RCSO, call for SEA TF meeting              20th May                  Isha and Silje
SPU meeting – raise programme design and way forward                 20th May                  UNDP
2011 HWP mid-year review and CHF – timeline and 2 meetings           Based on timeline         Silje and Simon (PC)
                                                                     from OCHA

Questionnaire on GBV Strategic Plan
GBV SC Work Plan

Next meeting last Tuesday of the month as usual: Tuesday 31st May 2011, 10:30 – 12:00 at UNOCHA Conference Room
Proposed agenda:
    1) Update Action Points
    2) Humanitarian Work Plan mid-year review (progress)
    3) Update from State level GBV SCs
    4) AOB

GBV Sub-Cluster UN Lead – Silje Heitmann, UNFPA,
GBV Sub-Cluster NGO Lead – Sarah Cornish, ARC,
GBV Sub-Cluster Coordination Assistant – Anders Hofset, UNFPA,

           Name                              Organization               Email

           Anders Hofset                     UNFPA            
           Emilie Minnick                    IRC              
           Diana Surur                       UNICEF           
           Rose Urujeni                      UNPOL            
           Isha Wright                       UNMIS CDU        
           Aye A. Tun                        Save the Children
           Tahas Justin                      CHF International
           Tracey Coghlin                    UNPOL            
           Gudrun Fridriksdottir             UN Women         
           Shelina Doro                      UNMISCPU         
           Mary Lokoyome                     UNFPA            
           Simon Russell                     UNHCR            
           Patrick Wambua                    UNFPA            
           Chandiah Margaret                 NRC              
           Glenda Mhizha                     UNPOL            
           Justina Demetriades               Oxfam            
           Phoebe Omondi                     Winrock          
           Fatuma Ibrahim                    UNICEF           
           Natasha Greenberg                 US Consulate General
           Becky Ben Ondoa                   UNHCR            
           Amani Nawai                       UNMIS Gender     
           Mikelina Emilio                   UNMIS Gender     
           Domenica Constantini              InterSOS         
           Charp Nan Hsh                     MSF Spain        
           William Deng                      Femininity Empowerment
                                             Foundation for Sudan
           Hellen Wairimo                    Femininity Empowerment
                                             Foundation for Sudan

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