WPS Lunch Session on South Sudan

On November 7th we will host an in-person lunch meeting with five South Sudanese women’s rights activists: PAX staff and partner representatives who are working on Women, Peace and Security. The activists are working on the development of the constitution, in the justice sector, pursuing the implementation of family law, the GBV court, and civic space as well as the rights and protection of women and children.

Topics for discussion:

  • Women leadership in South Sudan, in particular in the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Court and other decision making positions;
  • The need for after care and psycho-social support for SGBV survivors;
  • How can perpetrators be brought to justice: is the GBV court the solution or is it time to argue for the hybrid-court?


  • Martha Jobe Jeremiah Swaka – Advocate and Commissioner for Oath
  • Gloria Albert Pitya – Women Rights Activist and Project Officer at the South Sudan Democratic Engagement, Monitoring and Observation Programme (SSuDEMOP)
  • Apio Vicky Iligo Nyika - PAX Project Officer ‘Strengthening Civic Courage’
  • Martina John Kani – PAX Project Officer ‘Our Vision, Our Future’
  • Elizabeth Atong Malual – PAX project advocacy officer ‘Leaders of Peace’

Where: WO=MEN, Korte Poten 9B, The Hague
When: 7 November, 13.00-15.00 (with lunch from 13.00-13.30)