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Country Profile - South Sudan

OUR WORK IN SOUTH SUDAN

Since 2006, Women for Women International – South Sudan has reached more than 15,000 women through our work.

The peace that came with South Sudan’s 2011 independence has been short-lived. Civil war erupted in 2013 and a fragile negotiated peace collapsed in 2016.

Photo: Charles Lomodong
Photo: Charles Lomodong

Recent upsurge in conflict

Since 2016, there has been an upsurge in conflict that reached the area where we work.

Due to the security situation, Women for Women International made the difficult decision to suspend activities later that year, for the safety of the women we serve and our country staff.

We have now resumed work in South Sudan to continue supporting women living in conflict.

Our return to South Sudan

Reopening in the middle of conflict comes with challenges: to meet the community’s specific needs, we innovated and adapted our programme for the current situation, to bring women the right tools and skills to strengthen them.

Together with a local partner, our team is implementing a modified, shorter programme that is just as intensive as the year-long programme, covering the same social and economic empowerment topics that help women grow their businesses, defend their rights, and bring peace to their communities.

Photo: Tadej Znidarcic

Regina's STORY

"I will continue mobilising other women in the community in utilising the lessons I have learned, and I hope many more of them will be part of the training."

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