WDG is a member of a number of gender and civil society networks including

SIHAStrategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa: - www.sihanet.org/. The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a network of civil society organizations from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Uganda.SIHA was established in 1995 by a coalition of women’s groups, with the view of strengthening the capacities of women’s rights organizations and addressing violence against women (VAW) in the Horn of Africa. A mandate that still strongly informs the operations of SIHA throughout the region. Since 1995, SIHA has grown substantially and are now comprises of over 70 member organizations, with Focal Points working out of each of the core countries in the Horn. WDG contributes to the SIHA newsletters.

Global Peace Initiative for Women http://www.gpiw.org/The Global Peace Initiative for Women was founded to help awaken and mobilise spiritual energies in places of great need, with the goal of aiding in healing and unifying the world community.

Gender@Work - www.genderatwork.org/.Aruna Rao and David Kelleher are the founders of Gender at Work. Along with Rieky Stuart, the three have spent the last fifteen years working together to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality with a wide range of organizations. Dissatisfied with existing approaches to promoting gender equality, Aruna, David and Rieky worked with leading activists and scholars, experimenting with approaches that combine feminist thinking with insights from the world of organizational development.

In 1999, Aruna, David and Rieky put the fruits of their collaboration on paper, publishing Gender at Work: Organizational Change for Equality.

Gender at Work was founded in 2001 by the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS), the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and Women's Learning Partnership (WLP). This dynamic new network had three primary goals:

1. To build knowledge on gender-biased institutional features and how to change them

2. To support institutional transformation initiatives and capacity development of change agents

3. To work with key decision makers in related social justice/development/rights communities to integrate this new knowledge in their analyses, strategies and practice

Now, after a decade of learning, organizing and trying things out, we have become a world leader in the field of gender and institutional change work.

Gender at Work was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2003.


Civil Society Alliance This is South Sudanese national alliance based in Juba. The Executive Director of WDG has been appointed by the national executive as the Civil Society Alliance Co-ordinator for the Western Bahr el Gazal state and now the members of Civil Society Organisations in Western Bahr el Gazal are meeting regularly under the banner of the Civil Society Alliance with current focus on drafting a constitution and then electing representatives for the focal areas of Human Rights, Peace and Security, Religion, Youth, Women, Persons with Disabilities , Media, Environment etc.

SKILLS This is a South Sudanese National NGO that focusses on training. It currently has a project funded by a Dutch donor to make grants to Civil Society Organisations based on their own project proposals but to first train these organisation in skills like fund raising, proposal writing, financial management etc.  The SKILLS office in Wau is based in the WDG office and SKILLS and WDG work closely together on the capacity building of smaller Civil Society Organisations

CREA- http://web.creaworld.org/ Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women's rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA advocates for positive social change through national and international fora, and provides training and learning opportunities to global activists and leaders through its Institutes.

SSUDEMOP WDG is the state coordinator for the South Sudan Democracy Election Monitoring and Observation Program and in 2011 was responsible for monitoring the referendum and the election

SSANSAR WDG is a member of the South Sudan Action Network for Small Arms Reduction and work with them on matters related to peace keeping and peace building

WDG is also involved with the Ministry of Gender and a number of International organisations including Global Network for Women Peace Builders, International Civil Society Action Network, and EVE Organisation for Women Development in the National Action Plan related to the implementation of UN Resolution 1325 which relates to the role of women in peace making and to the creation and implementation of policies and legislation related to the protection and equality of women and girls

National Movements – WDG is part of the WBG state for inputs to national women’s movements including National Action Plan on UN Resolution 1325 and the Women’s organisation Review of the South Sudan Transitional Constitution


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