About Women in South Sudan

27% of parliamentary seats are held by women

81% of births are unattended

84% are illiterate

Following decades of civil war, South Sudan declared its independence and became the world's newest country in 2011. Yet, it has continued to be mired in violence. Patriarchal practices like early and forced marriage, coupled with the crippling effects of conflict, limit women's ability to obtain basic healthcare services, education, and their basic rights.

Yet women like Regina have not lost hope. With your help, the Women for Women International – South Sudan team provides our yearlong training program for women, as well as outreach efforts to engage men.

South Sudan Story

Our Impact

Since 2006, Women for Women International – South Sudan has served more than 11,000 women through our yearlong program.

After graduating from our program, women report positive changes in four key areas:

Women earn and save money: Nine times as many participants report saving a portion o ftheir income at graduation.
Women develop health and well-being: More than nine times as many participants report having knowledge of good nutritional practices at graduation.
Women influence decisions in the home and community: More than twice as many participants report having knowledge of their rights at graduation.
Women create and connect to networks for support and advocacy: Eight times as many participants report participating in social networks with others in their communities at graduation.

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