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GIRL CHILD BLOOD COMPENSATION PRACTICE AMONG THE LOTUKO IN EASTERN EQUATORIA STATE

Girls and women in South Sudan face numerous barriers and challenges: customary law often denies women the right to own land, girls’ access to education remains precarious and harmful traditional practices continue to place women and girls at risk of gender-based sexual violence. In South Sudan the traditional practice of blood compensation for murder is […]

HIDDEN FIGURES

Women navigating a culture of exclusion in peace and conflict resolution processes This report examines the roles of women in peace and conflict resolution processes in South Sudan. It highlights how women navigate systemic exclusion and use cultural practices like songs and dance to assert their voices and influence decisions. Despite historical gender norms restricting […]

BEYOND THE SURFACE

Unraveling the transition from subsistence fishing to commercialization and the realities of women’s participation in fishing markets This report examines the impact of local fishing practices on women’s livelihoods in Lake State, South Sudan. It highlights the transition from traditional fishing to market-oriented fishing and the resulting economic opportunities and challenges for women. Despite historical […]

SEEKING THE MEANING OF TRADITIONAL HEALING AND SPIRITUAL PROTECTION

among the Faratit communities in Wau, Western Bahr El-Ghazal State South Sudan’s healthcare system faces significant challenges, particularly in rural areas where access to clinical services is limited and costly. Many South Sudanese turn to traditional healers who use herbal medicines and spiritual methods due to a lack of affordable clinical care and mistrust of […]

Women in Research: Reflections and Analysis on South Sudan

On Monday 27 May 2024, the South Sudan Women’s Research Network (SSWRN), supported by the European Union, will launch two reports written by early career researchers involved with the project.  Kiden Sawala Laki will share the findings of ‘Beyond the Surface’ which looks at the transition from subsistence fishing to commercialization and the realities of women’s […]

South Sudan Women’s Research Network: Call for Proposals: Research Grants – Round One

About SSWRN  The South Sudan Women’s Research Network Project (SSWRN) promotes local women’s voices in research development and heritage preservation. It does this through a capacity building and training project that aims to invest in and enhance civil society’s knowledge of evidence-based analysis of conflict dynamics and human rights. The project was developed out of the […]

South Sudan women’s research network

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The South Sudan Women’s Research Network Project (SSWRN) promotes local women’s voices in research development and heritage preservation. It does this through a capacity building and training project that aims to invest in and enhance civil society’s knowledge of evidence-based analysis of conflict dynamics and human rights. The project was developed out of the need […]