Currently Women’s Development Group is working on the following prospective projects

Access to Justice

WDG has started to work with DFID on ideas related to improving Access to Justice at local level. DFID is keen to engage more directly with community implementers like WDG.

Initial ideas including building on work that WDG has already being doing in communities including peace committees, household counselling , schools awareness etc. by strengthening some government initiatives related to gender desks at police stations, safe houses for victims of domestic violence and para-legal support and working with national initiatives to implement more women and family friendly laws

Youth Endorsement of Social Change

WDG is part of group that has proposed a successful concept note project to the EU which is now being progressed to a detailed proposal.

This 2 year project will focus on human rights and with civil societies, police and justice departments and communities with the objective of through inclusion getting disaffected youths more peacefully involved in social change. The project will include awareness sessions, dramas, media events, debates, sports activities etc. to achieve its goals

Eliminating Harmful Practices

Building on its Gender Department work including the paralegal training, WDG would like to attack the harmful practices affecting women’s rights, security, health and income that are still practiced in traditional courts.  It is believed that these practises are against the South Sudan constitution but still happening due to lack of awareness, confusion related to local government act and traditional law and lack of monitoring and policing

This project proposal also for 2 years would create baseline of each practice in each court in Wau county and then to initiate an eradiation plan including awareness and training, community empowerment and accountability, by-law drafting, advocacy etc. and to track each practise to extinction.

Women with Special Needs

Disabled Women in South Sudan are doubly marginalised, once as women and twice as being disabled. They are denied education, health and employment rights through the ignorance and prejudice of others.

Wau has some very educated disabled women who have returned from Khartoum and now find themselves confined to houses and ignored even by the male dominated disability support groups.

This project proposed to form a group for women with special needs, to support some income generating activities including restaurants, hairdressing and tailoring, to set up a friends network who will their logistics and for these town based women themselves to campaign for disabled women awareness and rights in rural and urban areas

Farmers vs Pastoralists

Western Bahr el Gazal State is a border land between people who are traditionally sedentary farmers and those pastoralist people who migrate with their cattle during the year in search for pasture and water. This matter is a serious cause of conflict and hunger but since the pastoralists are normally armed the farmers are usually the ones to lose their annual food crop and be forced to leave to try to feed themselves and their families

This project aims to conduct some factual and historical research into this issue and to try to give famers and pastoralists a better understanding of each other so that the issue is better understood and quantified and the parties involved, including the policy makers and law enforcement agencies have better information and tools to work with as input to resolving or at least mitigating this matter

Emergency Planning and Recovery

WDG are already working with CORDAID on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction and are now also being trained in Emergency Planning and Recovery. This includes drafting a proposal focussing on one possible type of emergency and WDG have chosen drought.

The proposal would be to assess different levels of drought based on agreed criteria and then to provide food aid to affected communities until their own harvests have recovered and to avoid them otherwise having to migrate into towns where they put more pressure on already stretched resources and the rural development of South Sudan goes into reverse.

The project would work with existing stakeholders in this area including WFP and use CORDAID expertise in Information Technology Systems to be able to effectively manage assessments and emergency relief

Women Empowerment

WDG has been liaising with UNWomen for a number of years and now is drafting a proposal to fit UNWomen’s current objectives which include

·         GBV awareness

·         Women groups Income support

·         Adult women literacy and numeracy training

WDG will use its existing expertise and gender unit , its experience of loan administration and  its vocational training unit to deliver an integrated program for the above where the literacy and numeracy training is based around Information Technology , Proposal Writing and M&E and trainees include women from smaller civil societies who become part of the project responsible for community training, accountability and for M&E reports


Community Radio

WDG realises the potential and importance of the media in developing a strong civil society and in 2009 together with Canadian International Development Agency and Oxfam created a detailed technical proposal for this to be done. At that time it $250k capital for set up and about $100k per year for operational costs. Since this proposal some prime land in Wau has been secured but other the necessary funding has not yet been secured. However Community Radio remains one of WDGs most strategic ideas since it can be used as a key tool to further the democratic development of the nation. 





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