Maputo Protocol Plus
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.
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.
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|
|1||Afro-Canadian Evangelical Mission- ACEMemail@example.com|
|2||African Development Aid- ADAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3||Association of Media Development in South Sudan-AMDISSemail@example.com|
|4||Association of Media Women in South Sudan- AMWISSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|5||Assistance Mission for Africa- AMAemail@example.com|
|7||Child Aid Networkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|8||Children in Need Organisation- CINAemail@example.com|
|9||Child Hope Organization- CHILD HOPEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10||Community Empowerment for Progress Organization- CEPO||Markjambu7@gmail.com|
|11||Crown A Woman- CREWemail@example.com|
|12||DAK Organisation for Recovery & Development- DORDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|13||EVE Organization for Women Developmentemail@example.com|
|14||Foundation For Youth Initiative- FYIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||Health Action Aid- HAAemail@example.com|
|17||Humane Aid For Community Organisation- HACOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|18||Institute for Development of Civil Society- IDCs||Sebit2000@hotmail.com|
|20||Liwol Women Development Organisation- LWDAemail@example.com|
|22||National Women Empowerment & Rehabilitation Organisation- NWEROfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|23||Nurture South Sudan- NSS||Nurture.email@example.com|
|24||Organisation For Non Violence & Development-ONADfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|25||Support The Empowerment of Women and their Rights for Development- STEWARDWOMENemail@example.com|
|26||South Sudan Women Empowerment Network- SSWEN||Admin@sswen-rss.org|
|27||Solidarity Ministries for Reconciliation & Development- SMARDfirstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|28||South Sudan Women Lawyers Association- SSWLA/ FIDA-South Sudanfirstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|29||Support the Children Organisation- SUTCOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|30||South Sudan Organisation For Women- SOWAemail@example.com|
|31||South Sudan Council of Churches- SSCCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|32||South Sudan Law Society- SSLSemail@example.com|
|33||South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy- SSHURSAfirstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|34||TITI foundation- TFfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|35||Upper Nile Youth and Development Association- UNYDAemail@example.com|
|36||Upper Nile Youth Mobilisation For Peace & Development Agency- UNMPYDAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|37||Voice for Change- VFCemail@example.com|
|38||Wipe the Tears Foundation- WTFfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|39||Women Advancement Organisation- WAOemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org|
|40||Women Aid Vision- WAVemail@example.com|
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:
- 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.
- 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:
- Justice, security and peace cluster
- Political & decision making cluster
- Economic and social welfare rights cluster
- Sexual, reproductive and health rights [SRHR] cluster