STEWARDWOMEN (formerly STEWARD Organization) is a women organization founded in March 2009 by some South Sudanese women lawyers and their friends, and managed by women. It was registered with South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation commission (RRC) of Magwi county in Eastern Equatoria state in 2009, as a community based, not-for-profit non-governmental organization; and in June 2014 with RRC in Juba Vide registration no. 037. It was established to address the problems of sexual and gender based violence, harmful customs on women and girls, child labor and trafficking, community insecurity and conflicts, poor governance and illiteracy in South Sudan. The organization is managed by a Governing Council and a Board of Directors.
Our vision is a South Sudanese society, “free from the violations of the human rights of women and children”.
Our mission is to develop, shape and empower South Sudanese women to advocate for policies
that foster equal economic opportunity, and secure human rights for women and children.
- Promote advocacy on the human rights of women and children, including sexual and reproductive health rights issues (SRHRs).
- Provide legal aid to SGBV survivors and vulnerable children.
- Develop entrepreneurial skills of GBV survivors.
- Promote good governance, peace and reconciliation.