Photography: Women for Women International
Since 2006, Women for Women International has served over 13,000 women in South Sudan, providing access to training in business and vocational skills, rights awareness, health education, and social support.
With these skills, women are better equipped to take care of themselves and others during these difficult times, and build the conditions for peace in their countries.
“As women in South Sudan face the effects of violence, food insecurity, and instability, they also struggle with the daily constraints of extreme poverty,” said Karen Sherman, WfWI Execuitve Director of Global Programmes.
“90% of the population in South Sudan survives on less than $1 per day, which creates its own instability. WfWI helps women gain skill that will enable them build security and peace in all areas of their lives. With vocational and business skills, women can contribute to building local economies. Through rights awareness training, women learn how they can take action to address their community’s needs with others. This is how lasting peace is built.”