Sustaining peace: harnessing the power of South Sudanese women

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South Sudanese women have always participated in peace processes but usually not at the front lines of negotiations. Despite considerable challenges, their bottom-up approach and collective action at grassroots level have led to greater representation in the formal peace processes and the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity. However, to achieve positive peace in South Sudan, women must have access to justice, resources and meaningful representation in positions of power.

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Liezelle Kumalo

Liezelle Kumalo is a researcher in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Division. She has an MA in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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