Current Projects

Building synergy for security and justice during the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan

Geographic area

Magwi, Palotaka and Ayaci payams in Magwi County [Imatong State] & Juba City [Jubek State]

Target groups

Women and girls

Donors

Cordaid

Key Activities

  1. Monthly round table meetings on community security between security
    actors and representatives of local government and citizens
  2. Joint live radio broadcast debates on community security by security actors and representatives of local governments and citizens
  3. Neighborhood assemblies on community security by paralegals
  4. Mentoring sessions for NAC to enforce resolutions on community security; monthly round table meetings on the enforcement of justice, law and order
  5. Joint live radio broadcast debates on the enforcement of justice, law and order by justice actors and representatives of citizens
  6. Joint refresher training seminar on selected national laws and policies for traditional chiefs, family courts and paralegals; live TV broadcast debate between CSOs and government leaders on Maputo Protocol
  7. Conduct a joint stake holder’s workshop on the legal gaps to protect women and girls during armed violece
  8. Engage with the Law Reform Commission and Ministry of Justice to push for ratification of
    Maputo Protocol
  9. Hold meetings with the Speaker of National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Specialized committee on gender and selected members of NLA to push for the adoptation of recommendations on the legal gaps in the protection of women and girls during armed conflict
  10. Monthly review meetings on the lobby and advocacy strategy to ratify Maputo Protocol
  11. Facilitate family court sessions on incidences of violence against women and children and facilitate
    community paralegals to support detainees at detention centres and monitor other human rights
    violations

Advocating for ratification of Maputo Protocol by South Sudan

Geographic area

Juba, Jubek State

Target groups

Women and girls

Donors

Amplify Change

Key Activities

  1. Review lobby and advocacy strategy
  2. Media campaign on Maputo protocol by the coalition
  3. Host seminar on Maputo protocol and relevant national laws for the coalition
  4. Lobby meetings with key government decision-makers on Maputo protocol by the coalition
  5. The coalition participates in the “Annual 16 Days of Activism” on Violence against Women
  6. CSOs in-country experience sharing seminar on the journey to ratify Maputo protocol
  7. Quarterly advocacy strategy review meetings
  8. Organizational Strengthening/Capacity Building/Sustainability

Improving access to legal aid and economic opportunities for women affected by armed conflicts in South Sudan

Geographic area

Magwi county [Imatong State] and Juba city council [Jubek State]

Target groups

Women and girls

Donors

Norwegian People’s Aid

Key Activities

  1. Joint stake holder’s inception meeting in Magwi of 30 stake holders (local authorities, women leaders, youth leaders, police, chiefs, representatives from other NGOs)
  2. Joint refresher course for members of the family courts and paralegals in Magwi
  3. Court sessions conducted by family courts to address 100 GBV related cases; And 50 cases
    handled at the legal aid clinic; at least 72 neighborhood assemblies conducted by paralegals to raise awareness on legal issues affecting women
  4. Mark the IWD; conduct home/house and detention centre visits targeting 25 women and girls; marching by 500 women and school children; public speeches targeting 500 listeners; 1 live radio talk show broadcast; market exhibition for local products and produce and distribute ICE materials [200 t-shirts, and 2 banners], to raise awareness on legal issues affecting women, during the commemoration of the IWD 2017 in Magwi County
  5. Mark the UN 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence:- conduct home/house and detention centre visits at Don Bosco and Juba Way Station IDP camps, targeting 25 displaced women; marching by 700 displaced women & girls; public speeches targeting 1000 women & men; and produce and distribute ICE materials [200 t-shirts, stickers and 2 banners] to raise awareness on legal issues affecting women & girls, during the commemoration of the annual 16 days of activism against GBV in 2017
  6. Conduct 2 joint stake holders’ project inception and selection of project beneficiaries’ meetings for 2017 fall, for 60 participants in Don Bosco and Juba Way Station IDP camps
  7. Conduct two trainings on enterprise selection and management, for 50 displaced women in Don Bosco and Juba Way Station IDP camps
  8. Conduct two trainings for 50 women on catering , in Don Bosco and Juba Way Station IDP camps
  9. Conduct five days training for 50 women on hair dressing in Don Bosco and Juba way stations IDP camps
  10. Conduct 2 trainings of 3 days each on management of savings and loan association, for 50 displaced women in Don Bosco and Juba Way Station IDP camps
  11. Host 1 pass out ceremony [event] at Don Bosco to distribute startup kit to 50 displaced women and attended by 100 people and hold 2 workshops to develop bye-laws for loan and savings groups.

Past Projects

Women empowerment for peace

Between 2010 and 2011, STEWARDWOMEN also sensitized community leaders in Magwi county on the need for peaceful referendum. She also carried out voter education among women. The organization also implemented a project entitled “women empowerment for peace” in Magwi county, the same year. These activities were supported by Education Access Africa. It was worth 75,000 USD.

In 2009, STEWARDWOMEN organized peace meetings between the Madi, Acholi and Dinka tribes in Nimule in an attempt to address the problem of insecurity in the area. These meetings were funded by HURINET. It was worth 29,000 USD.

Emergency child protection project

This project was implemented among the IDPs in Nimule, with support from War Child Holland in South Sudan.

The key activities were community sensitization on the human rights of children and protection; identification, registration and re-union of unaccompanied minors; provision of psychosocial support services to IPD children; training of IDP volunteers and project staff on child rights and protection issues.

Access to Justice Project

This project was being implemented in Nimule and Mugali Payams in Magwi County, with Support from Pact South Sudan. The project was worthy 49,000 USD running through May-December 2015.

The project activities included identification and training of paralegals, awareness raising on human rights, justice and gender issues, establishment of a legal aid clinic and provision of legal aid services, prison and court monitoring among others.

Mitigating GBV through training of vulnerable women and girls on bakery and SLA management

This project was worthy $10,000 and was implemented in Nimule with financial support from French Embassy.

The following were the activities implemented under the project, training in bakery and management of loan and savings; distribution of start-up kits; formation of SACCO; establishing market linkages with banking institutions; formation of women friendly space; and bakery product exhibition.

Promoting citizen-government engagement for the ratification of the Maputo protocol

This was a national project based in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan.

The main activities were development of ICE materials on the Maputo protocol; CSOs consultative meetings on the best strategy to engage and lobby the government on the need for the ratification of the protocol; joint-stake holder’s national dialogue on the protocol; consultative meeting with key government leaders on the protocol and press conference on the protocol, participation in the 16 days of activism, awareness raising through print and voice media and development of ICE materials. This project is supported by the Solidarity of African Women’s Rights (SOAWR), which has a secretariat at Equality Now in Nairobi and Dan Church Aid. The project is worthy 73, 269 USD.

Under this project, STEWARDWOMEN formed a Coalition of 15 Civil Society Organizations for the Ratification of the Maputo Protocol in South Sudan (CCORPS) with its Secretariat at STEWARDWOMEN.

Strengthening community justice system in Warrap and Eastern Equatoria states

This project was for 3 years and covered the Tonj East county in Warrap state and Magwi county in Eastern Equatoria state. It is worth 173,000 USD, funded by Pact in South Sudan.

The main activities of the project were training of community paralegals; establishment of legal aid clinic and provision of legal aid; establishment of police GBV desks and family courts; training of community leaders on community policing; monitoring human rights violation at police detention centers; community awareness campaigns on human rights, justice, security and gender issues; and follow-up of cases in the local courts.

Promoting sustainable access to justice for vulnerable women and children in the community

This project was implemented in Magwi county in Eastern Equatoria state with financial support from the Mama Cash Foundation in the Netherlands and Cordaid. It covers the payams of Magwi, Obbo, Nimule, Pageri and Mugali, and it is worth 165,000 EURO, excluding organization and community contributions.

The main activities of the project were providing legal aid and counseling services to victims of sexual and gender based violence, sensitization workshops for community leaders, law enforcers and local government leaders on the provisions of selected statutory laws on issues related to the welfare and protection of women and girls, facilitating community dialogues on the challenges faced by victims of sexual and gender based violence in accessing justice in the local courts, mediating family conflicts, facilitate communities to develop joint mechanisms to address incidences of sexual and gender based violence, train women human rights activists and/or social mobilizers and conduct periodic research on sexual and gender based violence.

Strengthening resilience of displaced women in South Sudan through livelihood capacity development assistance

The project was implemented in Rei, Motoyo West, Rocky and Baptist church IDP camps in Nimule, Pageri County. This project was supported by the Canadian Embassy and was worthy $12,848.

The main activities of the project were namely project inception meeting and beneficiary selection; training 2 women groups on hair dressing/body tattoos; training 2 women groups on restaurant management; training of women groups on management of savings and loan association; distribute start-up kits to women friendly IGA groups during pass-out ceremony; formation of savings and loan group and follow-on activities with women friendly IGA groups.

Strengthening the economic resilience of displaced women in South Sudan

The project was implemented in Juba Way Station and Don Bosco IDP camps in Juba. It was worth $10,000 and supported by NPA.

The key activities implemented under the project were joint stake holders’ meetings in the target IDP camps, for the identification and selection of project beneficiaries; enterprise selection and formation of women friendly enterprise/IGA groups; training of the target groups on enterprise/business management; distribution of start-up kits; formation and management of savings and loan groups or associations and training on group dynamics for the leaders of the savings and loan groups or associations [SLAs].

Enhancing Access to Justice for Vulnerable Women and Girls in Magwi County

The project was implemented in Kerepi, Obbo and Magwi payams with financial support worth $25,000 from NPA.

The major activities included formation and training of 3 family courts in Kerepi, Magwi and Obbo Payams; GBV mediation meetings by family courts; identification and training of paralegals; GBV neighborhood assemblies by paralegals; provision of legal aid at the legal aid center in Nimule and itigation of 5 GBV cases [rape and property rights].

Strengthening Community Resilience against Gender Based Violence

The project was implemented in Obbo and Magwi Payams in Magwi County and was supported by Cordaid. The project was for 3 months and worth EURO 28,673.

Some of the activities of the project included, women leadership capacity development on GBV lobby & advocacy skills; formation and orientation of women coffee groups on GBV advocacy; women leaders’ round-table meetings on GBV; GBV neighborhood assemblies; community dialogues on women property rights, including land; monthly GBV cluster meetings; and training on GBV documentation, monitoring & PRA tools.

Emergency GBV preparedness and response

The project was implemented in Nimule with a generous support of IRC and it was worth $3,000.

The main activities included train and mentor staff on emergency GBV preparedness and response; community outreach campaigns on GBV; women leaders’ capacity building training on emergency GBV preparedness- risk mitigation, available services and referral pathways; sensitization workshops for girls on their human rights; provision of hotline mobile phone emergency GBV services to girls and live radio talk show broadcast on emergency GBV preparedness and referral pathways.

Enhancing peace and security of grass-root women during the Transitional Government of National Unity

The project is for 9 months running through August 2016-April 2017. It is being implemented in Magwi and Pageri counties. It’s being supported by NPA and worthy $50,000.

The main activities of the project are women leaders’ sensitization seminar on the 2015 ARCISS, with focus on transitional justice; lobby & advocacy workshop for women leaders; mentoring sessions for women leaders on lobby and advocacy; women leaders’ roundtable meetings on transitional justice, SGBV and gender disparity; formation of women coffee groups; live radio debate broadcast on transitional justice, SGBV and gender disparity; Conduct legal education, mediation, legal counseling etc. at the legal aid center; establish 2 family courts and train them; SGBV mediation by family courts; train community paralegals; legal counseling and awareness by paralegals; host mobile courts and establish data base for women survivors of the 2013 political violence, for referral purpose.

Improving access to sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescent girls in South Sudan Pageri Counties

The project was for 5 months and supported by Pact Sudan running through August 2016-December 2016 and it was worth $45,000.

The main activities of the project were sensitization workshop for community leaders on the legal frameworks relating to sexual and reproductive health rights of women and girls; sensitization workshop for parents and teachers on the legal frameworks relating to sexual and reproductive health rights of girls; formation of adolescent health monitoring clubs; distribution of dignity kits; peer education events in schools; presentation of a paper on the “perspectives of STEWARDWOMEN as a woman NNGO on the use of phones, TV and radio to support girls’ education and maternal health in South Sudan” in Copenhagen, Denmark organised by PPFA.