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Education in South Sudan: Breaking down barriers, building safe spaces

by Christin VanZant last modified Aug 30, 2016 02:48 PM
Contributors: Winrock International
Winrock International is working to provide more than 800,000 children in South Sudan with access to safe education. Through the USAID-funded Room to Learn project, we have established community advocacy groups to support and mentor girls, and help them achieve their full potential.

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Winrock International promotes access to safe education by improving children’s physical safety and emotional well-being, and fostering an enabling environment in which children can thrive. This means helping communities and schools create safe, supportive spaces for girls and boys alike; empowering families and communities to monitor children’s safety; and improving families’ livelihoods so they are more likely to keep their kids in school. As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, Winrock International is highlighting its programs that bring attention to this year’s theme, “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!” The 16 Days Campaign begins on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and ends on International Human Rights Day (December 10) and emphasizes that gender-based violence in its many forms is a human rights violation.

 

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