Month: May 2019

Our Objectives

Our Values Youth Leadership: We believe youth have a vital role to play in leading social change and transforming conflict in their communities. Community Empowerment: We believe in working at the grassroots, supporting youth to build on local strengths to help communities transform themselves into tolerant peaceful society. Transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, …

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Gender Justice

In South Sudan, women and girls lack decision-making power at household and community levels. Additionally, women and girls are highly vulnerable to gender-based violence (GBV). They are targeted for rape, abduction, forced marriage and sexual slavery. Even in their homes, women and children are often subject to acts of GBV perpetrated by their husbands and fathers.

Public Health and Ecology

Our public health program aims to improve the quality of life through supporting efforts for prevention and treatment of diseases, including mental health. We do this through the promotion of healthy behaviors and supporting common public health initiatives including promoting WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene), participating in campaigns for vaccinations, psychosocial support and interventions for controlling the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Governance

UNYDA works with local communities to address social cohesion issues. This work helps to repair the social fabric and build trust among conflicted or competing communities. Examples of this work has included strengthening community governance structures at payam and county levels, sports for peace programs, conducting reconciliation activities, conducting trainings on human rights and good …

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WASH

Providing adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services is a key public health challenge in South Sudan.