Improving Women’s Inclusion in South Sudan’s Draft Peace Agreement

Posted by Kelly Case, Huda Shafig, and Anna Tonelli on July 20, 2015

South Sudan’s warring parties officially adopted the draft peace agreement in August 2015. Read our January 2016 report on “Implementing a More Inclusive Peace Agreement in South Sudan” for updated recommendations. In December 2013, violence erupted between forces aligned with President Salva Kiir and those aligned with former Vice President Riek Machar. What started as […]

Women of South Sudan Call for an Inclusive Peace Process

Posted by South Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women on June 7, 2015

In advance of the next round of Intergovernmental Authority on Development-led talks, the South Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women and other women leaders convened in Nairobi from June 9-11, 2015. Their goals were to identify the root causes of the conflict and determine concrete steps toward a more inclusive and effective peace process […]

PHOTOS: South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Convene for Peacebuilding Training and Advocacy

Posted by on April 13, 2015
PHOTOS: South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Convene for Peacebuilding Training and Advocacy

The Institute for Inclusive Security has been supporting the Taskforce on the Engagement of Women, a cross-border group of 20 leading civil society activists and government officials from Sudan and South Sudan. The Taskforce pushes for women’s meaningful participation in bilateral and national peace processes. It acts as a conduit between women in civil society […]

Joint Statement & Recommendations on Sudan and South Sudan Bilateral Gathering

Posted by Taskforce on the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan on February 9, 2015

The Taskforce on the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan drafted a joint statement during the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 22-31, 2015. They affirmed a common need to promote and advance collaboration amongst and between women in civil society and government, and across the two nations. While in Addis, Taskforce […]

Taskforce for the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan: Statement and Recommendations

Posted by Taskforce for the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan on February 19, 2014

In late January 2014, 20 peacebuilders from Sudan and South Sudan (one man and 19 women), convened in Addis Ababa to discuss the ongoing conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. These recommendations address gaps and/or deficiencies in the previously negotiated Cessation of Hostilities between South Sudan and opposition forces, the humanitarian response, and the peace […]

Philister Baya Lawiri of South Sudan Chosen as 2013 Women PeaceMaker

Posted by on September 26, 2013

Congratulations to Women Waging Peace Network member Philister Baya Lawiri for being selected as one of four Women PeaceMakers for 2013! In its 11th year, the Women PeaceMakers Program, based at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego, documents the efforts of women leaders to build peace […]

Sudan & South Sudan: Women as Agents of Security

Sudan & South Sudan: Women as Agents of Security

This article was originally published by Sudan Tribune. They stand shoulder to shoulder in a wide circle listening to one another’s concerns and fears. The group varied in age, religion, politics, ethnicity, etc. Regardless of their differences, a common theme peers out at all of us in the room—insecurity is growing in these two countries, […]

5 Keys to Peace: Lessons from Women in Sudan & South Sudan

I recently returned from Addis Ababa where The Institute for Inclusive Security convened a diverse group of 20 women from Sudan and South Sudan during the African Union Summit. Both countries signed peace accords in September 2012. Until very recently, virtually nothing had been done to implement the agreements. Women have been largely absent from […]

Women Wage Peace in South Sudan

Posted by on March 22, 2013
Women Wage Peace in South Sudan

This article was originally published by Sudan Tribune. Hon. Dr. Priscilla Joseph Kuch, Deputy Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare for the Republic of South Sudan, views violence against women as one of the major obstacles to the country’s development. She discussed women, peace and security in South Sudan last week with the Program […]

Children of War, Women of Peace

This article by Philister Baya Lawiri is cross posted on The Elders. Sudan, once the largest nation is Africa, recently split into two. This separation was the result of over five decades of war. I was a child of war. I personally know the bitter experiences of loss and displacement. I wish I could say […]

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