Banyan Global implemented the Gender Integration Technical Assistance (GITA) task order under the Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. GITA provided on-demand, rapid response short-term technical assistance (STTA) to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Missions and Bureaus across sectors.
Under GITA, Banyan Global partnered with USAID/South Sudan from May to October 2019 to develop an innovative mission gender-based violence (GBV) roadmap. The roadmap responds to the mission’s need to undertake a mission-level multi-sectoral approach to address GBV prevention and response due to high levels of GBV incidence in the country. To inform the development of the roadmap, a two-person research team prepared a GBV program analysis and donor report. Then, the team developed a two-year mission GBV roadmap that included practical and tailored recommendations to increase the technical capacity and commitment of the mission to prevent and respond to GBV across multiple sectors. These sectors included: agriculture and food security, democracy, human rights and governance, education, global health, water, and economic growth and trade. Within this context, the research team workshopped drafts of the GBV roadmap with USAID staff, partners, national government counterparts, project participants, and members of civil society organizations.