Since 2006, Women for Women International has reached over 16,000 women through our work -- thanks to supporters like you. The peace that came with South Sudan’s 2011 independence has been short-lived. Civil war erupted in 2013, and a fragile negotiated peace collapsed in 2016.
Since 2016, there has been an upsurge in conflict that reached the area where we work. Due to the security situation, Women for Women International made the difficult decision to suspend activities later that year, for the safety of the women we serve and our country staff. Women for Women International has now resumed work in South Sudan to continue supporting women living in conflict.
Reopening in the middle of conflict comes with challenges: To meet the community’s specific needs, we innovated and adapted our program for the current situation, to bring women the right tools and skills to strengthen them. Together with a local partner, our team is implementing a modified, shorter program that is just as intensive as the year-long program, covering the same social and economic empowerment topics that help women grow their businesses, defend their rights, and bring peace to their communities.