The SCORE project mainstreams Gender at all levels of the action’s design and implementation. Women’s groups are among the community structures engaged in the process of identification of beneficiaries. Needs assessments is done cognizant of the comparative vulnerability of women-headed households. The development of household-specific response plans factors the nature and extent of gender-related roles within the household’s livelihoods systems, and in particular women’s importance in ensuring children’s Education, Nutrition, Protection and well-being. The SCORE project uses programming standards to emphasize women’s participation in activities and in collective decision-making, such as within Village Savings and Loans Associations and/or Farmer Field Schools. Through its training and awareness components, the project promotes the understanding of comparative gender-related vulnerabilities to child protection failures and will suggest responses.