Taxonomy results for: Northern Bahr el Ghazal
This briefing paper sheds light on some aspects of the conflict sensitivity of food aid in former Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG). In contrast to other states, NBeG has been spared by large scale armed violence, but it is affected by a severe food security crisis that has forced tens of thousands of people to…Read More
The civil conflict in South Sudan is now entering in its fourth year. Exacerbated by a severe economic crisis, it has resulted in the worst humanitarian situation since independence. The South Sudan Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) technical working group has estimated that at the height of the 2017 lean season almost 5.5 million…Read More
Citizen Theatre is building a national network of theatre groups, through its work with secondary school students and youth groups:
- Training and Network-building: Citizen Theatre technique and establishing theatre clubs and groups
- Community Forums: Trained youth perform Forum Theatre in the community to generate dialogue about local issues
- Production of Forum Theatre Festivals
- Production and dissemination of radio series using Forum Theatre models.
From Bor to Wau, Juba to Bentiu,Terekeka to Torit, young people bring up the same key issues through Forum Theatre: Corruption, early marriage, alchoholism, tribalism and cattle raiding. The activity allows youth to come together and create a rare space for dialogue and action-planning.Read More
In 1990-1991, following years of devastating conflict and displacement in the border regions, a number of border communities from both sides of the conflict lines came together and agreed rules for trade and peaceful livestock migration. The agreements tended to have the following characteristics:
- A civilian managed and weapon-free joint market.
- A security guarantee from local military authorities.
- A Joint-Border Court composed of senior traditional leaders from all communities, tasked with settling issues that arise involving members of different communities.
The initiative was fully led and owned by communities and demonstrates that when cross-line communities recognise their own mutual interests are stronger than those that divide them, it can be possible to cooperate and build strong relationships.Read More
Remembering The Ones We Lost is a public memorial that aims to name all victims of conflict and armed violence in South Sudan.
This initiative hopes to bring attention to the shared suffering, give additional meaning to cries for peace and be a tool for understanding and reconciliation amongst South Sudanese individuals and communities.
As such, the website allows individuals and communities to provide the names of people killed in armed conflicts through filling of the testimonial form via email, SMS and twitter. The project compiles the names of all people who have died in armed struggle since 1955 to-date and generalized armed violence.
You can participate in the project by visiting the project website and submitting the name of someone who is lost and/or by offering a memorial tribute.Read More
This film focuses on the value of trade in benefitting local populations and Sudanese traders and cattle keepers who work or move into South Sudan on a seasonal or trade basis. “This film is the outcome of a participatory video process in the South Sudanese state of Northern Bahr El Ghazal, which took place in…Read More
This video is an interesting look at the vision for a national reconciliation and healing process just before the outbreak of wider conflict in December 2013. “On 25 November 2012, a public announcement of ‘a first-ever comprehensive peace and national reconciliation conference to try and heal the mental wounds that have visibly divided … communities…Read More
Watch this video to meet Youth Peace Mobilisers from across South Sudan working alongside Sawa Shebab’s radio programming.Read More
This video gives voice to women affected by the conflict in South Sudan since 2013. The contributors discuss the impact of the war and the involvement of women in the peace process. South Sudan’s peace agreement signed in August was meant to end a 21-month-old civil war that has left thousands dead and many more…Read More
The series’ curriculum focuses on three main goals, identified by local experts as critical to building peace in South Sudan.
- To promote peaceful co-existence among South Sudanese youth from different cultural and tribal orientations.
- To create the foundations of peacebuilding by empowering South Sudanese youth to be accountable, independent and participatory citizens of society.
- To promote peaceful and democratic growth in society by fostering an understanding of gender equality.
Throughout the radio drama we learn how the characters become peace builders in their communities. Youth are invited to share their thoughts and experiences online through the Sawa Shabab Facebook fan page as well as via Twitter (@SawaShabab) and via an SMS service.Read More