Similarities and Priorities as Women
As a longtime member of a women’s coalition that brings together women from South Sudan and Sudan, and from across various sectors, Zaynab El Sawi knows the benefits of working with allies. In conjunction with the 2008 Sudan Consortium, held in Oslo in May 2008, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, UNIFEM, and Inclusive Security convened a diverse group of Sudanese women leaders to call upon donors and the international community to support women’s priorities for Sudan’s development. Ms. El-Sawi was one of the more than a dozen delegates to the Women’s Preparatory Conference who succeeded in being included in planning and development of their region.
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