Support the Empowerment of Women and their Rights for Development Organization (STEWARD-ORG.) is a community based not-for-profit non-governmental organization founded by South Sudanese women in 2009 to stimulate development in the country. It is registered with the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission.The main target beneficiaries are poor rural women, girls and orphans and vulnerable children. Our head office is located in Munuki B, Juba in Central EquatoriaState with two field offices in Nimule in Eastern EquatoriaState and Kuajok in Warrap State.
It is a well-known fact that the normal development process in Southern Sudan has been affected severely by the more than two decades of violent conflicts. However, the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on 9th January 2005and the subsequent independence of South Sudan on 9th July 2012 marked the dawn of peace, stability and development. Many South Sudanese repatriated from exile and joined their internally displaced counter parts. These returnees have diverse competencies and other resources if shared fairly can stimulate and sustain development in the community. Therefore, this organization is a forum for South Sudanese and their friends to pool and share resources commensurate to community development needs.
Access to any opportunities for development is a fundamental right for every human being in the world irrespective of sex, nationality, political affiliation, religion and ethnic origin.
There are many vulnerable women, girls and youth in South Sudan living under severe economic deprivation and can hardly access any opportunities to enable them improve their livelihoods.
Women and young people in South Sudan need skills for survival under conditions of vulnerability.
The wide spread poverty in South Sudan puts severe constraints on the meager resources of the country, hence the need for special consideration for sustainable development support for people in this area.
Some South Sudanese women in a meeting held in March 2009 resolved to form STEWARD-ORG. to support marginalized women, girls and the youth in South Sudan to improve their welfare.
Steward-Org is a community based organization. Her structure, objectives and programs will reflect this.
Steward-Org will be guided by the values of subsidiarity, transparency and accountability.
In all endeavors, Steward-Org will provide equal opportunities to disadvantaged women, girls and youths in her areas of operation. Gender awareness shall be streamlined into her programs.