Since 2006, Women for Women International–South Sudan has worked with women uprooted from their homes and left behind by conflict and danger. We established our first office in Rumbek Lake and have since relocated to Yei. In 2016, we were forced to pause all programming and transition to supporting local partners in Yei and northern Uganda as intensified war wracked the country. 

When we were able to fulfill our promise of returning in 2019, we rehired many former staff and implemented a six-month program focused on strengthening women’s business skills so they could rebuild their lives and the local economy. In 2020, we resumed our year-long Stronger Women, Stronger Nations program. 

Thanks to our supporters, Women for Women International–South Sudan has reached over 17,900 women since the program’s beginning. Our global staff looks forward to the continued achievements of our youngest country office.

Last year, over 200 women who graduated from our SWSN program received formal advocacy training to become effective changemakers for women’s rights in their communities. Graduates of our Change Agents Program applied their training to educate radio listeners in South Sudan and in neighboring countries on topics like women’s health and wellness, gender-based violence and civic engagement. 

The power of women in South Sudan is unparalleled. Though conflict continues to rack the nation, women are becoming an unstoppable force for change as they receive the tools to connect with local leadership, their inner power and each other.