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Tutu Fellows collaborate for South Sudan on Africa Day


Tutu Fellows Dorothy Ghettuba, Janah Ncube, Peter Ajak and Julie Gichuru organized the #SawaSouthSudan summit on the 25th of May 2018 - Africa Day.  This was the first virtual summit addressing the issues currently affecting the women of South Sudan.

Hosted by 2012 Tutu Fellow, Julie Gichuru, the #SawaSouthSudan summit brought together powerful women leaders from South Sudan, the wider African continent and the world to share experiences and deliberate solutions for peace in the world's youngest country. 

It was an online facilitated discussion that people could easily engage with through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Some of the leaders that participated included Dr Carlos Lopes, development economist and African Union reform team member; Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, Gayle E. Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign; Julie Bishop, the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ms. Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director.

The collaborative effort builds upon the Fellows’ efforts in 2017, where they urged the African Union and African heads of state to urgently act on the dire situation in South Sudan.


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