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Southern Sudanese women vote during the independence referendum.  Image credit: Silke Tittel, Flickr
Thursday, September 22, 2022
South Sudan: Taking steps towards the inclusion of women in peace-building
In South Sudan, Africa's youngest nation, women's political participation remains low when there are calls to have more women in positions of power globally. The Republic of South Sudan gained its independence on the 9th of July 2011 but slid into...
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Jemma Nunu Kumba is the Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Female traditional leaders pave the way for fair representation in traditional courts in South Sudan
This article was originally published here on 26 February 2016 by Alliance for Peacebuilding. Author: Angelique Reid, UNDP Elected as traditional leaders, Cizarina Ayuru and Susan Kaino preside over civil cases in traditional court in South Sudan;...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
IPI Interviews South Sudan's MP, Hon. Betty Ogwaro, on the difficult situation for women in her country
The International Peace Institute (IPI) has interviewed Hon. Dr betty Achan Ogwaro, parliamentarian in the government of South Sudan. The interview discusses the difficult situation for women in the violent conflict affecting this African country....
Friday, March 11, 2016
UN Report dennounces severe violations of Human Rights in South Sudan, affecting particularly women
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights has just published a new report on the serious situation affecting human rights in South Sudan. The report describes a multitude of horrendous human rights violations, including a...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Resident Director (Chief of Party): South Sudan
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking to hire a Resident Director/Chief of Party (COP) to support a forthcoming community engagement program in South Sudan. A commitment of three years is expected for this...
Monday, December 02, 2013
E. Equatoria women warn of electoral consequences for absent MPs
A group of women MPs from South Sudan’s parliament were warned by a delegation of women from Eastern Equatoria that legislators that did not make the effort to visit their constituencies would face the consequences at the next election.At the public...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
From a Transitional to a Permanent Constitution: Views of Men and Women in South Sudan on Constitution-Making
South Sudan faces yet another crossroads in its history as a young nation. The six months between the January 2011 referendum and independence on July 9, 2011 did not allow enough time for South Sudanese to consider and discuss fully many important...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics