Child Protection and protection against gender-based violence (GBV) have been two areas SSUHA has concentrated on in its protection services. The program provides services that include training of social workers and other project staff on a number of topics/areas, and together with other planned activities, they include the following: raising of awareness on child abuse and violation of their nights, sensitisation on abuse of women, domestic violence, rape, early and forced marriages, abuse of alcohol as a catalyst of social and domestic violence, etc. Case management of victims (Including establishment of referral path ways), provision of counselling/psychosocial support, family tracing and reunification, provision of friendly spaces for women and girls in the community, and for children in schools, provision of dignity sanitary kits for girls (especially in schools), provision of material support (especially food) for the most vulnerable victims, etc. We also provide training for groups (especially women) on income generating skills accompanied with small capital funding. The gender and child welfare office, and its counterpart officers co-located within the police department provide some of the much-needed legal support in the case of victims of rape and other forms of violence. In our experience, some of the major protection cases we have dealt with have been from these areas: rape, sexual assault, conditions of orphans, early marriages, educational neglect, emotional distress, situations of child-headed families, conditions of school drop-outs due to early marriages and teenage pregnancy, victims of insecurity resulting from the civil war/conflict in the area. The list could go longer.