Sustaining Peace: Harnessing the Power of South Sudanese Women

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. This report explores the role of women in formal peace processes and informal peace processes in South Sudan. It reflects on the challenges women face and on the local resilience established through their partnerships with stakeholders as they work together towards peace.