Winnipeg South Sudanese Women Building Peace
South Sudanese women peace leaders in Canada to address gender-based violence and women’s empowerment as part of KAIROS’ seven-city No Más II tour. In Winnipeg, Manitoba Women for Women of South Sudan co-organized this event with KAIROS and other Community Partners at South Sudanese Cultural Center, 129 Dagmar St., on Friday, December 1, 2017.
No Más II, which translates into ‘No More’, coincides with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign that begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10, International Human Rights Day.
As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, and the No Más II tour, KAIROS, Manitoba Women for Women of South Sudan, and other Community Partners organized this event at South Sudanese Cultural Center.
(Winnipeg, MB) – Two South Sudanese women presented a compelling case for Canadian political and financial support for community-based women’s organizations focused on peace-building and an end to gender-based violence when they visit Winnipeg’s South Sudanese Cultural Centre on December 1 for South Sudanese Women Speak Peace. This event is part of KAIROS Canada’s No Más II seven-city tour.
They also highlighted the critical role women’s grassroots organizations play in international peace-building. In addition to offering trauma counseling to those impacted by war, the National Women’s Program of South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC-NWP) offers “neutral forums” that bring warring factions together for prayer and to engage in peace-building. The SSCC trains women to work with men and boys on transforming traditional patriarchal roles and norms to prevent gender-based violence in South Sudan.
Speakers / Organizers
Agnes Wasuk Petia, Coordinator, National Women’s Program of South Sudan Council of Churches
Awak Hussein Deng, Youth Coordinator, National Women’s Program of South Sudan Council of Churches
Jim Davis, Africa Partnerships Coordinator, KAIROS Canada
Elizabeth Aluk Andrea, Manitoba Women for Women of South Sudan
Mary Scott, Institute for International Women’s Rights - Manitoba
The event focused on peace-building and an end to gender-based violence.
Video profiles NO MAS II tour from KAIROS
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