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Coverage: Women’s participation is key for sustaining peace in South Sudan

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Women of South Sudan have called for inclusion in the implementation and monitoring of the recently signed revitalized peace agreement. While the women are happy that the revitalized peace agreement has been signed, they are concerned that the peace is not being felt on the ground and urged for its speedy implementation. More

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

Friday, March 16, 2018

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

Take Five: 'Thousands of people leave their homes, families and, often, countries in order to help humanity as UN Volunteers'

Thursday, March 1, 2018

How do you see the partnership between UN Women and UN Volunteers and why is this important? Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is a basic human right. It is also vital to accelerate sustainable development. It has been proven that empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and helps increase economic growth and development across the board. That is why, to contribute to equality for all genders, UNV has mobilized and continuous to mobilize hundreds of highly... More

Joint Statement: ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international assertion of the “highest aspiration of the common people”, including the “promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms”,... More

From where I stand: “I can’t tell men to stop being violent when I am violent”

Thursday, November 23, 2017

“We escaped the war in South Sudan and most of us arrived here in September 2016 with almost nothing. People were very poor. We were given slashers and hoes for clearing the place and tarpaulin to construct temporary shelters. Imagine people who were used to a good life and now had to start over, with nothing. I felt bitter… I started to become violent whenever my wife asked for something that required money. We would spend an entire day without talking to each other. Sometimes if I wanted to annoy her, I would tell our son, “you are as dull as your mother”. More

Efforts to localize the SDGs and build peace in Sudan

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Sudanese Women Parliamentary Caucus in partnership with UN Women Sudan organized a celebration of the National Day of Women Parliamentarians on 31 July 2017. The event was held in Khartoum under the auspices of Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, President of the National Legislative Council and Speaker of Parliament and Mr. Omer Suliman, Head of the Council of States. The event was intended to coincide with the African Woman’s Day and the 10 th Anniversary of the creation of the SWPC. ... More

Strengthening humanitarian assistance for women and girls in South Sudan

Monday, August 28, 2017

L to R: Ms. Dolly Anek, Hon. Gatwech Peter Kulang, Ms. Rukaya Mohammed, Mr. Takanobu Nakahara, Mr. Lansana Wonneh and Ms. Elizabeth Awate |Photo: UN Women, Rogers Musyoki   On 23rd August 2017, UN Women with funding from the Government of Japan carried out capacity strengthening workshop for 30 practitioners from leading Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organizations partners working with UN Women in South Sudan. Since April 2015 UN Women has been implementing a Humanitarian... More

Promoting access to livelihoods and inclusive financing for conflict affected women and girls in South Sudan

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Promoting access to livelihoods and inclusive financing for conflict affected women and girls in South Sudan More

Japan Ambassador Participates in Graduation Ceremony in Nimule

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, H.E. Kiya Masahiko, participated in a graduation ceremony in Nimule, Pageri County More

Capacity Building Training for Young South Sudanese Women in Transformational Leadership

Friday, August 5, 2016

UN Women South Sudan Country Office and the South Sudan Women’s Empowering Network (SSWEN) held Transformational Leadership Training for young South Sudanese women leaders aged between 25 – 38 in Nairobi, Kenya More

Building Resilience for South Sudanese Women through Humanitarian Assistance

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Following a successful pilot in 2014, UN Women in South Sudan has scaled up the provision of humanitarian assistance to reach 6,000 vulnerable women and girls and 1500 men and boys in displaced settlements in Nimule, Eastern Equatorial State, Mingkaman in Lakes State and Juba in Central Equatoria State. More

The Government of Japan supports Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in South Sudan

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Government of South Sudan, represented by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management officially launched the UNWOMEN Humanitarian Assistance Programme on Friday December 4, 2015 at Landmark Hotel in Juba. The Government of Japan provided US$ 3.5 million to UNWOMEN as funding to the programme which aims to build resilience of over 6,000 women and girls affected by conflict. More

Command Post Exercise – CPX Africa UNiTE II for African Security Organs to end Violence Against Women and Girls

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rwanda hosted from 17 to 19 August 2015 an all Africa security organs Command Post exercise (CPX) themed: “African Security Organs’ Synergy to End Violence against Women and Girls”. This was organized by Rwanda security organs and the ONE UN Rwanda, under the auspices of the Kigali International Conference Declaration (KICD) Secretariat custodianship and the current KICD chair; following a decision made during the 4th KICD Annual General Meeting to conduct an exercise play to enhance capacities of Africa security organs in dealing with violence against women and girls. More

UN Women’s Executive Director calls for hastening of achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment

Monday, August 17, 2015

The ED at the Africa Regional Conference of the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges Johannesburg, South Africa - The Under Secretary General and UN Women Executive Director, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has called for the hastening of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world. During her recent visit to South Africa to mark the Women’s month in South Africa, the ED said that although a review on the progress made since the... More

UN Women Executive Director returns to South Sudan

Friday, July 10, 2015

From 7 to 8 July 2015, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is visiting Juba, South Sudan as a follow-up to her previous mission in February 2014. Against the backdrop of increasing violence and as peace talks continue, during this visit the Executive Director will strongly reiterate the importance of raising women’s full participation in peace and security. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will call for inclusive and sustainable peace agreements in line with UN Security Council resolution 1325. More

Executive Director calls for ending gender-based violence and women’s inclusion in the peace process in South Sudan

Thursday, July 9, 2015

During a two-day solidarity mission to South Sudan from 7-8 July, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for the inclusion of women at all levels in the South Sudanese peace process. This newest UN Member State – which gained independence on 9 July 2011 – has been fraught by deadly clashes that have displaced more than 500,000 people since December 2013. More

Press release: Closing the gender gap in education

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education is the aim – and the name – of a programme launched in New York today by UNESCO, UN Women, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank. More

New Gender Alert for South Sudan warns of increased sexual and gender-based violence and the need to include women and girls in the humanitarian response

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Since the initial eruption of violence in December 2013, the humanitarian situation has deteriorated sharply in South Sudan. According to the UN’s Office of Humanitarian Affairs, an estimated 959,000 people are internally displaced (of which 192,000 are in inaccessible areas) with an additional 293,000 refugees in neighbouring countries. The crisis has further increased the exposure of girls and women to health-related risks and to sexual and gender-based violence. Women and girls continue to struggle to make their voices heard and are increasingly marginalized by the overall humanitarian response More

All We Ask for Is Peace: Voices of Women from South Sudan

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A blog post on LinkedIn by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on the situation women and girls are facing in South Sudan. More

South Sudan: strengthening women’s role in the new nation

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

As South Sudan celebrates its second anniversary as an independent State, a look at how UN Women and its partners are engaging women in improving literacy, promoting economic empowerment, bolstering their political participation, and ultimately, ensuring peace and security. More

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