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Improving SGBV Response in Yambio Through IGAD Civil Service Support

Local efforts are focusing on boosting institutional capacity for victim-centered responses to instances of special protection cases.  


Justice for Women in South Sudan

Joyce Dawa, from Torit County, suffered violence in her marriage for more than three years. When she was 14, her parents forced her to marry and she had to drop out of school. Joyce’s story is not…  


Supporting Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Sudan

Laura Poni Hatim is a married mother of five children, two boys and three girls. She is a social worker at the Special Protection Unit of the State Ministry of Education, Gender and Social Welfare…  


Bridging the gap in maternal health care

A few months ago, the Bentiu Hospital was full to the brim with expectant mothers, but had few fully trained nurses and midwives to assist with the births. The Ministry of Health in Unity State knew…  


UNDP South Sudan: A year of independence

Although the challenges facing South Sudan may seem daunting, progress has been made in building government capacity, fostering livelihoods, supporting needed health services, giving communities a…  


South Sudan one year after independence: Increasing non-oil revenues

Investing in the Government’s capacity for planning and financial management, oversight and accountability puts in place a strong foundation for long term statebuilding, and now is even more urgent…  



Raising Awareness, Decreasing Stigma

During her last pregnancy, Alice became ill and visited her local hospital for testing where she found out that she had both HIV and tuberculosis (TB). Her husband had recently died and left her to…  


Fighting HIV/AIDS through awareness and treatment

Virginia Kamonji arrived in Rumbek in July as a UN Volunteer to help the Government in fighting HIV and Tuberculosis. With support through the Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria…  


UNDP tax collection specialist scores tangible changes in South Sudan

In February 2011, Western Equatoria State established a State Revenue Authority (WESRA), to administer the collection of taxes, as well as customs and excise duties. WESRA marked the beginning of a…  

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