On the 30th of June 2016, SALO in partnership with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), hosted a workshop entitled, The Role of Women in Peace-building: Lessons from South Sudan. This event highlighted the challenges that women face in the South Sudan peace process and opportunities for greater inclusion.
The first panel discussion included speakers Mr John Simon Kor, Deputy Head of Mission, South Sudanese Embassy in South Africa; Ms Selaelo S Ramokgopa, Chief Director of East Africa Desk at DIRCO and H.E. Ms Trine Skymoen, Ambassador to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in South Africa.
The second session was addressed by Justice Ajonye Perpetua Paya, Deputy Chairperson of the Law Society of South Sudan; Ms Zeinab Yassin Hagelsafi, the Chairwoman of the South Sudan Women’s General Association (SSWGA) and Ms Venetia Govender, a SALO Associate and Director of Crisis Action Southern Africa who gave the closing remarks.