About Us

Based in the United States, SSWU works to link South Sudanese women around the world, especially in South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.
South Sudan
Our current projects focus on healing and reconciliation, including sharing The Book of Forgiving by Desmond and Mpho Tutu and the ISP Healing and Reconciliation Workshop Kit.  As women of South Sudan, our biggest concern right now is to end violence and build peace.

Mothers are crying for peace. We are sick and tired. Born in war, raised in war and always dealing with war, and for how long?

As women of South Sudan, we believe that the future peace and prosperity of our great country requires that we compromise, forgive, and reconcile–to raise our children, who will be the future leaders of tomorrow. With that in mind, we have to show them the best example of what it is to live in peace and harmony and respecting humanity as well as enjoying the peace dividend of this great young nation in the continent of Africa. 


Our vision is a peaceful and prosperous South Sudan where all citizens enjoy freedom, justice, equality and the protection of human rights; where citizenship as South Sudanese is the manifestation of our unity; and where our diverse tribal affiliations are honored as they represent the unique values, culture and traditions that make South Sudan extraordinary.


Our mission is to organize and respond to the needs of South Sudanese, especially those in crisis, through advocacy, fundraising and the delivery of services.


  • Co-Founders
    • Amb. Agnes Oswaha
    • Nyakan Gile
    • Esther Sprague
  • Coordinator:  Margaret Ihiju Atarri
  • Consultant:  Sarah Ludwig

8 thoughts on “About Us

    1. Thanks, South Sudanese’s Women, we know you mama as the most vulnerables of War, children, elderly and disable people. Hence, the War had inposed by primitive pres. Salva Kiir Midiitliel from beginning massacre ethicity your Nuer people in Juba.That was rid lying a coup attempi. We must shoot Salv Kiir’s Short stuff first out.

  1. Be strong mothers and keep whistling to Politicians to consider this great mission and vision for the benefit of young nation. Women are suffering most in different parts of South Sudan your support for reconciliation will build confident and unity among South Sudanese.

    1. Thank you Steven, we want to give hope to those who are suffering and by engaging in reconciliation we hope to put into perspective the fact that we are ALL suffering as a country.

  2. Peace will come to our lovely country, when every one of us confess his or her hazardous(harmful) practices toward south sudan citizens by killing them, displacing them, dividing them, creating hatred among them and cultivating spirit of tribalism and nepotism in to them, especially the leaders of our country have to stop their bad practices.

  3. Mothers r the stability of the nation, a home without a mother does not has peace n stability. Therefore, u mothers, u r the ones who will accelerate this nation to peace, healing, reconciliation n forgiveness.

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