Understanding the Role of Women in Peacebuilding
Date: 12 November 2015
Location: 2:00p.m - 5:30p.m, Munuki Hall, Juba Grand Hotel
Organizer: The Sudd Institute & UNDP
The recent signing of the Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan promises not just the silencing of guns but a real opportunity to embark on post-conflict reconstruction. To usher in an era of peace and stability in South Sudan, it needs no overstressing that both the country’s leadership and citizens would have to collaboratively work hard so as to overcome the dark legacy of war. Of the critical stakeholders that the world’s youngest republic would have to rely on are women groups.
Towards this end, the Sudd Institute in conjunction with UNDP is sponsoring a public lecture on the role of women in peacebuiling. First, the lecture explores why women’s role in peace building is critical. Second, it examines the opportunities the peace agreement offers to women as they plan to partake in the upcoming peace building efforts. Third, it assesses the challenges that might hinder their effective participation in helping the country to ensure the attainment of a sustainable and durable peace. Lastly, it proposes recommendations that may address this persistent underutilization of women’s vast skills so that these skills may be effectively exploited during the upcoming peacebuilding period.
Nyathon James Hoth, Visiting Fellow, The Sudd Institute
Dr. Priscilla Nyanyang Joseph, Lecturer, University of Juba
Hon. Margaret Mathew Mathiang, Chairperson, Sub-committee on Civic Education, NCRC
Hon. Anne Lino Wuor, MP, National Legislative Assembly
Dr. Venansio Muludiang, Professor of demography and population, University of Juba