Increasing Awareness of Women's right and Participation in Politics in South Sudan

South Sudan is in the transition process to Democracy and good governance. Escalating abuses of power has marred the past 2 decades of civil war between the north and the south.The Country is in the process of political transition after the Referendum that allowed all South Sudan to be an independent state.Democracy and good governance is important as it provides a framework for the enjoyment of human rights.

To realize democracy, civil and political rights such as the right to life, right to property, vote, associate and express oneself and social, economic and cultural rights like the right to health, education shelter and food and the group rights like the right to peace and development and a clean and health environment should all be promoted among Women.There has been little participation of Women in politics due to limited Knowledge about their political rights such as the right to vote.

Male counterparts who have participated in elections occupying all leadership positions have left Women behind with limited knowledge to exploit.

Forum for Community Change and Development (FOFCOD) Believes that the most effective way to increase political participation by grassroots women in south Sudan  is through an innovative approach that focuses on improved political advocacy, promoting respect of women’s rights especially during this transition period as well as having a peaceful society where people live in harmony.  By providing civic education to the grassroots women in South Sudan, FOFCOD hopes to empower them to present compelling alternative voices within the political arena and thus allow them to expand political participation within their country.


 

FOFCOD, 

Off ministries Rd, 300m walk From American Residence

after South Sudan Human rights Commission, Juba, South Sudan, 

Tel: +211955875181, 

Website: www.fofcod.org