Maputo Protocol Plus

The CCORPS

Background:
The CCORPS stands for the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Ratification of Maputo Protocol in South Sudan. The Maputo Protocol is the Protocol to the African Charter on the Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. The CCORPS was formed during a joint stake-holders’ national dialogue on Maputo Protocol hosted by STEWARDWOMEN in November 2014, in Juba-South Sudan, with financial support from Equality Now. The CCORPS brings together indigenous civil society organizations promoting the human rights of women [The term “women” is used here to refer to both women and girls.]. By December 2017, there were 40 members of the CCORPS, from the 15 in 2015.

Objectives:
The overall goal of the CCORPS is that the Maputo is ratified by the Government of South Sudan. The specific objective is to lobby and advocate for the ratification of Maputo protocol by South Sudan.

Coordination Structure:
The CCORPS has a secretariat at the office premises of STEWARDWOMEN located in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. STEWARDWOMEN is the lead agency of the CCORPS and responsible for technical oversight, including coordination. The CCORPS has five advocacy working groups [AWGs] namely advisory, legislative, executive/diplomatic, media and grievances advocacy working groups. The secretariat is headed by the Program Director of STEWARDWOMEN with support from the program manager, lobby/advocacy officer and finance/admin assistant. The CCORPS holds quarterly advocacy strategy review meetings, and the working groups hold monthly planning meetings.

The CCORPS Plus:
The CCORPS Plus is the expanded CCORPS that is inclusive of the objective to advocate for the implementation of Maputo protocol by the government of South Sudan. In November 2017, during strategy review meeting, the CCORPS was renamed CCORPS Plus, based on the need for CCORPS to equally advocate for implementation of the Maputo Protocol.

List of CCORPS Members:

  Name of Organization Email
1 Afro-Canadian Evangelical Mission- ACEM abelacemission@gmail.com
2 African Development Aid- ADA cada.development@gmail.com
3 Association of Media Development in South Sudan-AMDISS ayaa.irene@amdiss.org
4 Association of Media Women in South Sudan- AMWISS gordonveronica48@yahoo.com
5 Assistance Mission for Africa- AMA onyangodimber@yahoo.com
6 ATB davidchristine211@gmail.com
7 Child Aid Network childanetwork@gmail.com
8 Children in Need Organisation- CINA makuei.cina@gmail.com
9 Child Hope Organization- CHILD HOPE info@childhopess.org
10 Community Empowerment for Progress Organization- CEPO Markjambu7@gmail.com
11 Crown A Woman- CREW riya@crownthewoman.org
12 DAK Organisation for Recovery & Development- DORD dordcbo@yahoo.co.uk
13 EVE Organization for Women Development suzan.tigwa@gmail.com
14 Foundation For Youth Initiative- FYI ranmoun@gmail.com
15 Health Action Aid- HAA healthactionaid@gmail.com
16 Hope Restoration khatioli07@yahoo.co.uk
17 Humane Aid For Community Organisation- HACO ed@hacosouthsudan.org
18 Institute for Development of Civil Society- IDCs Sebit2000@hotmail.com
19 Junub Aid junubaid.org@gmail.com
20 Liwol Women Development Organisation- LWDA florenceide826@gmail.com
21 ATB davidchristine211@gmail.com
22 National Women Empowerment & Rehabilitation Organisation- NWERO sarahabeja2001@yahoo.co.uk
23 Nurture South Sudan- NSS Nurture.southsudan@gmail.com
24 Organisation For Non Violence & Development-ONAD directoronadsouthsudan@gmail.com
25 Support The Empowerment of Women and their Rights for Development- STEWARDWOMEN stewardwomen@gmail.com
26 South Sudan Women Empowerment Network- SSWEN Admin@sswen-rss.org
27 Solidarity Ministries for Reconciliation & Development- SMARD james@solidarityministriesafrica.org watuwa.ssaid@gmail.com
28 South Sudan Women Lawyers Association- SSWLA/ FIDA-South Sudan sebitedimon2@gmail.com markowani93@gmail.com
29 Support the Children Organisation- SUTCO opokalog2014@gmail.com
30 South Sudan Organisation For Women- SOWA solid2.women@gmail.com
31 South Sudan Council of Churches- SSCC scc_juba@yahoo.com
32 South Sudan Law Society- SSLS franciskoma@yahoo.com
33 South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy- SSHURSA info@sshursa.org sshursa2007@gmail.com
34 TITI foundation- TF titifoundation2016@gmail.com
35 Upper Nile Youth and Development Association- UNYDA unyda.malakal@gmail.com
36 Upper Nile Youth Mobilisation For Peace & Development Agency- UNMPYDA uppernileyouth@yahoo.com
37 Voice for Change- VFC drabugadorothy@yahoo.com
38 Wipe the Tears Foundation- WTF alisihilda00@gmail.com
39 Women Advancement Organisation- WAO womenwao@gmail.com suzanpasquale@gmail.com
40 Women Aid Vision- WAV mohandis@womenaidvision.org

[WRICO]

The WRICO is a coalition of CSOs promoting the human rights of women in South Sudan. It is
the brain child of the Coalition of CSOs for the ratification of Maputo Protocol [CCORPS].
Based on the lessons learnt during the lobby and advocacy efforts towards the accelerated
ratification and/or domestication of Maputo Protocol by South Sudan, the CCORPs realized the
need for CSOs to put more and collective efforts to scale up advocacy efforts in order to promote
the human rights and freedoms of women 1 . Consequently, the WRICO was born as broad based
coalition to steer advocacy efforts by CSOs towards the realization of the human rights &
freedoms of women in South Sudan. The secretariat of the WRICO is established at the national
coordination office of STEWARDWOMEN in Juba, as the lead agency.

Objectives of WRICO:
The specific objectives underlying the formation of WRICO are:

  1. Strengthen capacities of indigenous CSOs in South Sudan for effective lobby and
    advocacy efforts towards realization of the human rights and freedoms of women & girls.
  2. Provide platforms between human rights duty bearers and CSOs to effectively engage
    with each other on the need to protect the human rights and freedoms of women & girls.

Human Right Clusters: Vehicle to the Rights & Freedoms of South Sudanese Women
The WRICO operates through clusters that are designed based on the classification of the human
rights during the convention of the universal declaration of human rights [UDHR]. These are:

  1. Justice, security and peace cluster
  2. Political & decision making cluster
  3. Economic and social welfare rights cluster
  4. Sexual, reproductive and health rights [SRHR] cluster