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Women Development Group (WDG)


Women Development Group (WDG) is a small but growing Southern Sudanese NGO working in cooperation with organizations to encourage full community participation in order to fight poverty and promote peace and development for families and communities in Western Bahr el Ghazal State (WBeGS). WDG is dedicated to enabling vulnerable people sustains their livelihoods, support communities in sustaining peace and social justice in society and gender equality. WDG is formed in 2000 by a group of women with the aim of alleviating poverty, hunger and disease caused by conflict in Wau and surrounding communities. The conflict resulted in the displacement of large numbers of people from Wau into other villages. The humanitarian situation in and around Wau deteriorated as food stocks were exhausted and resulted in hunger, malnutrition, disease and deaths. It was against this backdrop that the Women Development Group was formed to support the poor and needy, with an emphasis on female-headed households and vulnerable children. In 2001, WDG became a registered non-governmental organization. Currently, WDG is funded by and works in partnership with Cordaid (DRR, Women Leadership, Security & Justice), as well as Oxfam affiliates, UN agencies and the Government of South Sudan.

Monday, June 9, 2003 - 14:30
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