Women as Agents of Peace in South Sudan (WAPSS)

The goal of this two-year project, funded by the U.S. State Department, is to contribute to inclusive, just, and sustainable peace in Cueibet County, Lakes State by working with credible local actors, such as the local Catholic diocese, and leveraging traditional forms of non-violent conflict resolution, such as community-based mediation. AVSI seeks not to establish new means of peacebuilding, but rather to support and facilitate those that already exist. In doing so, AVSI is working to increase protection for women and girls from SGBV and the promotion of female leadership and participation in peacebuilding at all levels of Cueibet County, with a strong focus on local peace institutions at the lowest administrative levels. The intervention will cover the entire county and reach 9,124 beneficiaries, directly and indirectly, including local authorities and with a special emphasis on women and girls’ empowerment and leadership.


  • South Sudan


  • Conflict Prevention and Resolution/Peace and Security
  • Protection
  • Gender
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