Sudanese Women Advocate for Inclusive and Effective Peace Process

Posted by Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women on January 30, 2017
Sudanese Women Advocate for Inclusive and Effective Peace Process

In January 2017, the Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women and other women leaders came together during the African Union Summit to advocate for a more inclusive and effective peace process. Their goals were to identify the root causes of conflict, analyze the current deadlocks, and determine concrete recommendations on how to move the […]

South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Advocate to Opposition Leaders, Government

South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Advocate to Opposition Leaders, Government

I recently joined fellow members of the Taskforce on the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan to meet with government officials, opposition leaders, international policymakers, and other advocacy groups to push for women’s inclusion in peace processes in both countries. This is the third year we have advocated to leaders at the African […]

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 […]

Ensuring Inclusion in Sudan’s National Dialogue

Posted by Taskforce for the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan on November 15, 2014

In November 2014, Sudanese women wrote this position paper on how to ensure inclusion in Sudan’s National Dialogue. These recommendations were a direct response to a request from Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa and Chair of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel responsible for facilitating the process. The paper suggests specific structural […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Sudanese Women Rise and Dance

Posted by on July 15, 2013

If you can invest 12 minutes to warm your heart, watch this incredible video featuring several of our Women Waging Peace Network members from Sudan. It’s part of the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women around the world. The four key women speaking are longtime Network members and part of our coalition […]

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, […]

Women Call for more Effective Participation in the Peace Process and Agreements

Women Call for more Effective Participation in the Peace Process and Agreements

This article was originally published by Sudan Vision. The Sudanese Women Coalition for Peace in collaboration with the Development Studies & Research Institute (DSRI) of the University of Khartoum & the Ministry of Social Welfare with the support of the Institute of Inclusive Security (IIS) organized a Forum on “Sudanese Women & peace challenges: Sudan […]

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 […]

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