International Women’s Day 2017 - Empowering Women in South Sudan

07 Mar 2017
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UNDP PUTS WOMEN AND GIRLS AT THE CENTER OF THE RECOVERY PROCESS

The overarching goal of UNDP's Integrated Crisis Response Programme is to support recovery and stabilization and lay down a strong foundation for national reconciliation and sustainable development. Participation and empowerment of women and girls is at the center of this work.

In response to the July 2016 crisis, UNDP increased its programmatic focus on SGBV, and is looking to strengthen the entire referral pathway from communities to courts.

Women are key to livelihood restoration and the development of micro-enterprises. Markets have been built to enhance intercommunity exchanges and broaden the food market beyond the substistence work.

The recovery process has opened the doors for young women to step into the world of innovation, entrepreneurship, and with it better understanding of corporate social responsibilities- in line with the SDG principles.