BOR – Jonglei State Women Association (JSWA) in partnership with Norwegian Refugee council (NRC) have conducted one day project launching ceremony in Bor.

The project launching brought different stakeholders, development partners, CSOs, local and state authorities together.

JSWA chairlady Rachael Akuach, said the main objective of the project will strengthen community cohesion and women participation in peace and governance in the state.

Akuach said that the project will work to promote gender parity and inclusion of women in governance and policy development as well.

“I am really thankful to the Women Association especially those who are working with me. I also appreciate NRC for giving us this project, we are lucky this year because we are already blessed with this project,” Rachel said.

Rachael Amour Pach, State Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare in Jonglei state who was the Guest of Honor urges women to works for peace within the communities.

“Women should be motivated to be talking and working for peace,” Rachel Amuor has said.

Jonglei State Women Association was established to promote women rights through gender mainstreaming and gender parity in the social, political and economic spheres of life in Jonglei state.

The JSWA adopted a number of strategies and methods to combat social stereotypes and biased customs and traditions that underpins, encourage and perpetrate social prejudices and biases against womenfolk.