The Manitoba Women for Women of South Sudan (MW4WSS, known as W4W) was established in 2011. 

W4W members are primarily South Sudanese women and Canadian allies living in North America. They come from various ethnic backgrounds and work together with the interest of all the women of South Sudan at heart. All agree to address the destruction of the Long War and historical struggles and work together to build a brighter future for all South Sudanese people, embedded in cultural values and respect for democracy in South Sudan.

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable and strengthen the efforts and the capacities of the most marginalized and vulnerable women in Manitoba, Africa, and around the world by providing opportunities and promoting their educational, healthcare, economic and social status of all women to attain gender equality and human rights. 


Our Vision

We envision a just world in which, every woman regardless of background, race or ethnicity attains gender equality and human rights to reach her full potential.

Meet Our Team

Elizabeth Aluk Andrea


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Elizabeth Aluk is a co-founder and chairperson of MW4WSS. In her community, she was a former executive for the Sudanese People Liberation Movement Chapter in Manitoba. Experienced in the civil war in South Sudan, as the mother and grandmother, she demonstrates a strong advocate for women and children's rights and promotes peacebuilding.


Alexander Gowriluk


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Alexander is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg, and a longtime worker, board member, and volunteer, in Winnipeg’s non-profit community. Alexander became connected with MW4WSS since 2016. He has been involved with many of the organization’s key initiatives. looks forward to continuing his work with the strong and dedicated women of MW4WSS.


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