MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION ACTION PLAN ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT

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1 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION ACTION PLAN ON SEUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT Joint Communiqué Commitment 9: Ensuring access to services including medical, psychosocial and legal aid to survivors of sexual, including in newly accessible areas PSG 5: Revenue and Services Strategic Objective: Increase the delivery of equitable, affordable, and sustainable services that promote national peace and reconciliation amongst Somalia s regions and citizens and enhance transparent and accountable revenue generation and equitable distribution and sharing of public resources Priority 1: Increase the provision of equitable, accessible, and affordable social services by creating a regulatory environment that promotes decentralized delivery and prioritizes key investments that extend and increase access to services Priority Outputs Output 1: sector is informed and aware of gender and gender- based in schools and universities Activities 1.1 Implementation of gender assessment, which includes questions related to sexual and gender- based, in schools. Lead Line Ministry MoE Timeframe Approximate Budget, Gender assessment in schools initiated Gender and gender- based analysis carried out, and gaps addressed (Year 1) Gender assessment in schools finalized Gaps in gender equality and prevention and response to gender- based addressed Information Management System implemented 1.2 Gaps addressed based on analysis of gender assessment 1.3 Implementation of Information Management System, which includes questions realted to sexual- and gender- based. MoE MoE,, Output 1: Social Work Created and Social Workers Employed through al 1.1 Establish Social Work at Under- Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Post- Graduate Diploma to support sexual survivors access to counselling SNU, MU, UNICEF

2 System 19 certified social workers in Somalia Under- Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Post- Graduate Diploma in Social Work available # of social work students enrolled in diploma, bachelor degrees # of schools and universities employing social workers to care for sexual survivors Curriculum developed 100 students enrolled 80% of students enrolled in diploma still attending Output 2: Policies addressing against women and girls implemented Act and Policy passed, Gender Policy drafted Gender Policy passed and implemented # of teachers trained Gender Policy Passed Teachers trained on GBV Gender Policy Implemented 1.2 Employ Social Workers (CAADA trained) in each school primary to secondary level to provide emotional support to children who have been abused or are at risk of abuse 1.3 Employ Social Workers at to provide counseling services for students who have experienced sexual and GBV. The Social Workers will work as social welfare officers 1.4 Develop short course for social workers on how to be expert witness, including giving statement and writing reports. Course will differentiate between Social Workers, Case Managers, Community Case Workers, and CAADA trained officers. 1.1 Implement the Act and Policy as they refer to sexual 1.2 Implement the Gender Policy (still draft) as it includes prevention and response to sexual 1.3 Train teachers on GBV, emotional support, Code of Conduct, setting professional boundary, Gender Policy, Peace and education, and confidentiality 1.4 Develop multi- sectoral referral mechanisms between schools and universities and medical, psychosocial, police, investigation and protection (including relocation of victims) 1.5 Recruit, train, empower and decentralize female teachers, MoE MoE All primary and secondary schools All MoWHRA 1.6 Train Community Committees on MoE CEC

3 Output 3: Mechanism to receive complaints on sexual available in schools and universities No mechanism in place School and university based mechanism available to receive complaints on sexual Job descriptions available for focal points Police deployed to schools and universities Police conduct investigations at schools and universities on sexual Output 4: Life Skills and Adult Curriculum Includes Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence Life skills and adult education curriculum under development 18 month curriculum for adult education available and includes prevention and response to sexual 18 Vocational Training Centres established together with Family Centres prevention and response to sexual- and gender- based 1.7 Review teacher training materials to include basic emotional support and identification of signs of abuse to care for children who have experienced sexual 3.1 Develop job description for focal points at schools and universities to receive complaints on sexual- and gender- based 3.2 Create a system for investigation of allegations of GBV and sexual at schools and universities, including referral to police 3.3 Deploy police officers in universities to receive reports on allegations of sexual 3.4 Train police officers on school- based work, including preventing and responding to sexual in schools and universities. 4.1 Develop and implement life skills curriculum for schools to include prevention and response to sexual. Life skills curriculum will include: Violence, Abuse and Exploitation; Conflict resolution; family mediation; gender; and peace education months curriculum for adult education developed and implemented. The adult education includes: Literacy and numeracy life skills 4.3 Life Skills and Adult Classes will be available through Family Centres, Community Centres and members SNU, MU, SPF, SPF SPF

4 Life skills and adult education curriculum available Access education through Family Centres and Vocational Training Centres Access education through Family Centres and Vocational Training Centres Output 5: Review Curriculum to ensure inclusion of prevention and response to, abuse and exploitation of children No reference to sexual in primary education Sexual addressed at primary school level to protect children Primary education package available to prevent and respond to sexual in schools Pupils trained on preventing and responding to sexual in schools Teachers and pupils trained on CAADA and High- Five curriculum Vocational Training Centres. 4.4 Provide education to parents and students on signs of, abuse and exploitation of children, including provision of parent- child counselling 4.5 Provide parent- child counselling in cases where children have been abused or violated 5.1 Advocate for and develop Health in primary schools to include consequences on health related to sexual, STI, HIV, drugs, psychosocial problems 5.2 Contextualize CAADA (Coordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse) programme for teacher training (6 months training on speaking for GBV survivors) 5.3 Train selected teachers in CAADA, as part of in- house training 5.4 Use High- Five recreational training for those that work with children aged 6 18 years in regards of prevention and response to GBV, particularly sexual MoE MoE MoE MoE MoE MoE MoH, SCO

5 Output 6: Human Resource Policies Implemented to Protect Women and Children Code of conduct exists Code of conduct implemented and teachers abusing children are subjected to disciplinary measures Code of conduct implemented Disciplinary measures implemented Children are not abused at schools Output 7: Children, youth and students aware about prevention and response mechanisms, including services available, for sexual. 6.1 Code of Conduct finalized and implemented. The Code of Conduct includes a criminal record check through CID to ensure that no teacher hired have been involved in activities abusing or violating children. 6.2 Disciplinary measures for teachers violating or abusing children will lose their job and the right to work as a teacher. Lose license to work as a teacher. 7.1 Organize a national outreach and sensitization campaign through schools and universities on sexual which engages children, youth, women, parents and teachers. x x MoHRWA, MoLSA, MoJ MoHRWA, MoLSA, MoJ, No national campaign National campaign implemented Campaign materials available Campaign implemented in 3 regions National campaign implemented 7.2 Develop referral pathways and protocols for schools, universities and students that have been violated or abused to access multi- sectoral services for GBV and sexual survivors. MoH, all relevant

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