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18 Jun 2018 description
report UN Women

More than one million South Sudanese refugees have crossed over the border into Uganda since 2013. Along with immediate assistance, they need long-term support, including therapy to cope with trauma and opportunities to earn a living. UN Women-supported therapy groups in one refugee settlement have helped women come together, heal and discover new beginnings.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Women

This year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we celebrate ten years since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council’s landmark resolution 1820 (2008), which classified the use of conflict-related sexual violence as an impediment to the restoration of international peace and security.

14 Mar 2018 description
report UN Women

“Time is Now: press for Progress to Transform Women and Girls Living in Rural Areas’’

06 Dec 2017 description

Juba - UN Women and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) were pleased to host the Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, Seiji Okada, together with the Deputy Director General of South Sudan’s Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration (DNPI), Major General Charles Boza Eywa, and the Advisor to the President on Gender Affairs, Rachael Nyadak Paul, during a trip to Nimule, Pageri County, on 29 November to visit Government of Japan-funded projects.

18 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

Juba, November 16, 2017- 25 South Sudan women leaders, representing women’s peace networks met with the Troika’s Special Envoys to South Sudan, Mr. Christopher Trott (UK), Mr. Erling Skjoensberg (Norway and Mr. Paul Sutphin (USA) and accompanied by HE, Ambassador of UK to South Sudan, Ms. Alison Blackburne, to present their position on the proposed revitalization of the 2015 Peace Agreement, general concerns on the peace process in South Sudan. The meeting was facilitated and hosted by UN Women Country in South Sudan.

30 Sep 2017 description
report UN Women

Juba, September 28, 2017- With funding from the Government of Sweden, the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare in collaboration UN Women is holding a two-day workshop from September 28-29 at the Royal Hotel in Juba. The training, which aims at enhancing government’s capacity to engender policies and programmes, brought together Director Generals from all thirty Government Ministries.

20 Sep 2017 description

Mingkaman, Awerial County, September 14th, 2017, UN Women South Sudan Country Representative Ms. Funmi Balogun led a high-level delegation to Eastern Lakes State (former Lakes State) for the handover of a UN Women Empowerment Center in Mingkaman, Awerial County, Eastern Lakes State. The delegation comprised of The Japan Ambassador to South Sudan H.E. Kiya Masahiko, the Governor of Eastern Lakes State, Hon. Bor Wutchok Bor Acuil, the Under Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Hon. Esther Ekere Eluzai, Hon.

25 Aug 2017 description
report UN Women

Juba, South Sudan, 23rd August 2017: Hon. Gatwech Peter Kulang, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Mr Takanobu Nakahara, First Secretary (Development Cooperation) of the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, and Mr Lansana Wonneh, UN Women Deputy Country Representative participated in the opening ceremony of the capacity strengthening workshop for 30 practitioners from seven Humanitarian NGO partners of UN Women.

29 Sep 2016 description

28 September 2016, JUBA — The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in partnership with the United Nations, held a two-day high-level dialogue to discuss the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The dialogue featured national leaders from government, military, law enforcement, civil society, and the United Nations speaking on the theme, “_Addressing_ Impunity on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Sudan.

21 Jun 2016 description

Executive Summary

UN and development partners, in collaboration with representatives of various national ministries, prepared this context analysis to better understand resilience to shocks that impact food insecurity and malnutrition in South Sudan. The analysis intends to support efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development (MAFCRD) to develop a framework for evidence-based resilience programming in South Sudan.

01 Jun 2016 description
report UN Women

Following the signing of the Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, between August and September 2015, and since discussions around its implementation began at the National Women’s Peace Dialogue (November 2015); more than 500 women from all States of South Sudan have adopted a 7-point agenda on how to implement a gender-responsive peace agreement.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Women

Dr. Priscillah Joseph, founder and Chair of the South Sudan Women’s Peace Network, came to the African Union Gender Pre-Summit from 19-20 January with pressing questions about how to ensure women can be more involved in the peace process in her country, and across the continent.

“How could we achieve gender equality if we do not have peace, and how can peace be achieved without the involvement of women?” asks the medical doctor from South Sudan, who has a passion for human rights.

26 Jun 2015 description
report UN Women

A joint workshop for women in Africa hosted by UN Women, the African Union Commission and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa seeks to develop a new generation of conflict mediators.

Date : 25 June 2015

29 May 2015 description

Joint statement by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng and the UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh.

20 Feb 2014 description
report UN Women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

As the head of UN Women, one important part of my job is listening to women and girls and amplifying their voices on the world stage.

I am sending this dispatch from Juba, the capital of South Sudan, where I had the opportunity to meet with displaced women who are bearing the brunt of conflict and raising their voices for peace.

10 May 2012 description
report UN Women

An illiterate grandmother from a small village in Malawi, Stella, found it hard to imagine the future that lay ahead when she arrived at the Barefoot College of India.

Six months later she emerged as one of 25 trained African solar engineers. Her mission: to electrify her home village using renewable energy sources.

13 Dec 2011 description
report UN Women

UN Women and the Institute for Inclusive Society host Gender Symposium to put forward policy recommendations ahead of International Engagement Conference

28 Sep 2011 description
report UN Women

United Nations, New York — The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today announced USD 17.1 million in grants to 22 initiatives in 34 countries, including, for the first time, Iraq and South Sudan.