Ratification of Maputo Protocol
This project ran for 2 years from April 2017-October 2018 and its was implemented in Juba, Jubek State. The project is being supported by Amplify Change and its worth EURO 87,453.
The following activities will be implemented under the project. Review lobby and advocacy strategy; media campaign on Maputo protocol by the coalition; host seminar on Maputo protocol and relevant national laws for the coalition; lobby meetings with key government decision-makers on Maputo protocol by the coalition; the coalition participates in the “Annual 16 Days of Activism” on Violence against Women; CSOs in-country experience sharing seminar on the journey to ratify Maputo protocol; quarterly advocacy strategy review meetings; and Organizational Strengthening/Capacity Building/Sustainability
Rebuilding the women’s Center in Jonduru, Jubek state
The refurbishment of the women and girls friendly space in Jondoru, Jubek State saw this massive turn up of community members. The community is ready for a positive change to combat GBV. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to UNDP for the generous support.
International Human Rights Day Celebrations
STEWARDWOMEN and NPA Oranged Magwi County during the International Human Rights Day on 10th December 2018. 16 days of activism 2018 well celebrated.
The CCORPS march in Juba
This was how we Oranged Juba Town on the 27th November 2018 marching all the way from Buluk grounds to Nyakuruon cultural centre. This year’s national theme “Make Peace Count: End GBV against Women and Girls” left me asking this question, how can we pretend to be ending GBV when we are doing nothing about the offenders? Thank you CORD-AID for supporting to Orange the world in solidarity
Here is to the STEWARDWOMEN family who missed the cake on Friday. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019. More energy for the New Year remember.
The Peace Week celebrations in Magwi involved identifying and training women mediators, cleaning Magwi town, peace drama, football for peace, prayer for peace and a ceremony on forgiveness and reconciliation. With generous support from UN-WOMEN, families have been reconciled through the efforts of grassroots women mediators. This was how January 2019 ended.
Participating in the 33rd GIMAC Pre-Consultative meeting in Addis Ababa on the theme “Towards Gender Responsive Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement”. Learning from the meeting, durable solutions to forced displacement needs to be “Gender Specific Response”.
The side meeting with Mme Benita Diop and the team from South Sudan participating in the 33rd GIMAC Pre-Consultative meeting in Addis Ababa was very useful. My ask was the signing of Maputo Protocol had stalled in the President’s office since September 2018. “Maputo Protocol is on our agenda” she said.