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.
Since its beginning, thanks to our supporters, Women for Women International–South Sudan has reached over 16,000 women through the program. Our global staff looks forward to the future of this, our youngest country office. The power of women in South Sudan is unparalleled though conflict continues to rack the nation. When women have the tools to connect with each other, local leadership, and their inner power, they become an unstoppable force for change.