About the women we work with in South Sudan
Recent upsurge in conflict
The recent upsurge in conflict swept through the area in which we were working, and in Autumn 2016, we had to halt our programmes. Based on advice and assessments from our security team, other stakeholders, and NGOs in the region, we made the difficult decision to suspend our 12-month social and economic empowerment programme in South Sudan.
In 2017, we started working with a local peace-building organisation in South Sudan, to provide much-needed psycho-social support to women and other community members, and to build women’s leadership, peace-building and reconciliation skills.
From 1993 to 2015, Women for Women International served nearly 62,000 women in Bosnia and Herzegovina across 50 communities of various ethnicities.
Since 2004, Women for Women International – Democratic Republic of Congo has served more than 91,000 women through our year-long programme.
Since 1997, Women for Women International – Rwanda has served more than 75,000 women through our year-long programme.