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Small business owners in South Sudan bear the brunt of COVID-19 as livelihoods shrink

Thursday, July 23, 2020

As of early July, South Sudan confirmed more than 2,000 coronavirus cases. The implementation of social distancing rules, curfews and the closure of non-essential business has had a drastic impact on small businesses, especially in the informal sector where women constitute the majority of the work force. Now that businesses have been allowed to re-open with social distancing measures in place, women are working to adapt their businesses and get back on their feet.

From where I stand: “Young women's inclusion in peacebuilding will create sustainable peace”

Thursday, August 8, 2019

At 32, Susan Sebit is an accomplished lawyer and advocate from South Sudan. She works to protect women and children from violence and to ensure the implementation of existing women, peace and security global frameworks.

Joint UN-AU Statement on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in South Sudan

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaїl Chergui, and United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director for UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka are appalled by the acts of sexual violence, including rape, committed against an estimated more than 150 women and girls recently near Bentiu in South Sudan.

Coverage: Women’s participation is key for sustaining peace in South Sudan

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Women of South Sudan urge the visting AU-UN delegation to ensure women’s meaningful participation in the political process and future security arrangements in the country.

Executive Director to join African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and co-chair of AU FemWise for a visit to South Sudan and Ethiopia

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Executive Director of UN Women,  Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui; the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix; and the co-chair of the Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation, known as AU FemWise, Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe will jointly visit South Sudan from 7 to 9 October.

UN Women Executive Director to join UN Deputy Secretary-General for a high-level visit to South Sudan, Chad and Niger

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations will travel to South Sudan, Chad and Niger, starting 3 July, in a joint visit with the African Union and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ms. Margot Wallström.  She will also be accompanied on different legs of the trip by the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and other heads of agencies.

Resilient and empowered, South Sudanese refugee women find new beginnings in Uganda

Monday, June 18, 2018

More than one million South Sudanese refugees have crossed over the border into Uganda since 2013. Along with immediate assistance, they need long-term support, including therapy to cope with trauma and opportunities to earn a living. UN Women-supported therapy groups in one refugee settlement have helped women come together, heal and discover new beginnings.

From where I stand: Rita Lopidia

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Rita Lopidia addressed the UN Security Council Open Debate on the 16th anniversary of SCr 1325 on 25th October. Lopidia, a former member of UN Women’s Peace and Security section, is based in Juba, South Sudan and has ten years of experience in women, peace and security issues in both Sudan and South Sudan. She contributed towards the development of the South Sudan UNSCR 1325 National Action Plan and participated as a civil society delegate to the August 2015 peace process.

Women of South Sudan set agenda for a gender-responsive peace agreement

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Following the signing of the Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, between August and September 2015, and since discussions around its implementation began at the National Women’s Peace Dialogue (November 2015); more than 500 women from all States of South Sudan have adopted a 7-point agenda on how to implement a gender-responsive peace agreement.

Building resilience for South Sudanese women through humanitarian assistance

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Following a successful pilot in 2014, UN Women in South Sudan has scaled up the provision of humanitarian assistance to reach 6,000 vulnerable women and girls and 1500 men and boys in displaced settlements in Nimule, Eastern Equatorial State, Mingkaman in Lakes State and Juba in Central Equatoria State.

African representatives push for action to bring women to the peace table

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dr. Priscilla Joseph, founder and Chair of the South Sudan Women’s Peace Network, came to the African Union Gender Pre-Summit from 19-20 January with pressing questions about how to ensure women can be more involved in the peace process in her country, and across the continent.

Executive Director calls for ending gender-based violence and women’s inclusion in the peace process in South Sudan

Thursday, July 9, 2015

During a two-day solidarity mission to South Sudan from 7-8 July, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for the inclusion of women at all levels in the South Sudanese peace process.

UN Women Executive Director returns to South Sudan

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

From 7 to 8 July 2015, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is visiting Juba, South Sudan as a follow-up to her previous mission in February 2014. Against the backdrop of increasing violence and as peace talks continue, during this visit the Executive Director will strongly reiterate the importance of raising women’s full participation in peace and security. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will call for inclusive and sustainable peace agreements in line with UN Security Council resolution 1325.

Equipping women to become stronger mediators for peace in Africa

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A joint workshop for women in Africa hosted by UN Women, the African Union Commission and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa seeks to develop a new generation of conflict mediators.

Joint statement on renewed attacks against the civilian population, especially women and children, in the widening armed conflict in South Sudan

Friday, May 29, 2015

Joint statement by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng and the UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh.

Press release: Closing the gender gap in education

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education is the aim – and the name – of a programme launched in New York today by UNESCO, UN Women, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank.

Adjusting the frequency: Women on the airwaves

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This mournful and gruesome scene pulls the audience into the radio podcast Feminisme d’hier, égalité d’aujourd’hui? (Yesterday’s feminism, today’s equality?), aired in French on Montreal radio station CIBL 101.5. Three high-ranking professional women in construction, politics and the business secto) discuss that question and assess Quebec’s societal progress 25 years after the massacre. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women’s causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today?

New Gender Alert for South Sudan warns of increased sexual and gender-based violence and the need to include women and girls in the humanitarian response

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Since the initial eruption of violence in December 2013, the humanitarian situation has deteriorated sharply in South Sudan. According to the UN’s Office of Humanitarian Affairs, an estimated 959,000 people are internally displaced (of which 192,000 are in inaccessible areas) with an additional 293,000 refugees in neighbouring countries. The crisis has further increased the exposure of girls and women to health-related risks and to sexual and gender-based violence. Women and girls continue to struggle to make their voices heard and are increasingly marginalized by the overall humanitarian response

Statement at Security Council briefing on South Sudan

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In a statement at the Security Council Briefing on South Sudan on 18 March, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka urged the Council to use its voice to ensure a more immediate and decisive response to support the people of South Sudan.

All We Ask for Is Peace: Voices of Women from South Sudan

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A blog post on LinkedIn by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on the situation women and girls are facing in South Sudan.

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