Crown The Woman – South Sudan (CREW) is a women founded and women led Nonprofit, non-governmental, non-political, humanitarian and national grassroots Organization that aims at empowering girls and women to ensure they harness their potential and contribute to nation building economically, socially and politically.
Established and registered in 2016 by concerned young South Sudanese women who realized the need to promote meaningful gender equality and equity as well as the need to recognize, appreciate, strengthen and empower women.
CREW strives for realization and respect of women’s rights, enhancement of women’s security and the prioritization and provision of women’s basic needs.
CREW has a special focus on investing in young women and children as the means of securing the future of South Sudan’s women in nation building and development.
CREW team at Juba Girls Secondary School during a Career-fairs in partnership with GESS
We strive to ensure that women’s rights are realized and respected, that security of the woman is paramount, that the very basic needs of the woman including medical care are accessible and that education is a priority. CREW believes in educating the woman, education is a great tool in realizing our goals as we are striving to push for it, to support women emancipation through education and work with communities, local, state, national authorities, regional, international organizations and UN agencies in order to contribute to peace and socio-economic stabilization of women in society and create awareness of the challenges that hinder women progress and development and most importantly close the education gap by having at least more girls finish primary and secondary level of education. In addition, CREW also intends to bridge the gap between girls/young women and older women because girls are in most cases ignored when women are talked about yet they are the mothers of tomorrow.
CREW has actively been involved in peace building initiatives like Solidarity For Hope and The Pibor mission to give hope to the disarmed children and communities, dialogues with teachers and dissemination of peace messages/information to various schools across the country.
To foster a future with zero tolerance for inequality, inequity, injustice and any other community vice that affect women and children
To recognize, develop potentials and promote the strength of women within communities socially, economically and politically for a sustainable and equitable development.
Professionalism | Integrity | Empathy |
Accountability | Commitment | Success | Respect |
Justice | Liberty | Passion
OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
To increase awareness for human rights especially women and girls’ rights to promote sound gender equality and control over their resources.
To promote basic/civic education and social transformation through communities’ networks to reduce poverty, illiteracy and injustice.
To mitigate the social and economic impact of HIV and AIDS by increasing awareness and offering psychosocial support to vulnerable groups using appropriate approaches
To promote peace and harmony by building intercultural mutual bond among communities
To improved livelihoods and incomes of vulnerable women by increasing their capacities to start and manage viable enterprises through skills and knowledge development
To advance humanitarian assistance to the conflict affected areas of South Sudan
To mentor girls and young women to become responsible citizens of tomorrow.
THEMATIC AREAS OF INTERVENTION
CREW operates within seven key thematic areas: –
- Women’s rights – seminars, trainings, workshops, focus group discussions to educate women on their rights, engage intellectuals of various sectors to speak out in support of women’s rights, radio and television programs on women’s rights, capacity building, psychosocial support to heal and comfort traumatized women who are affected in various ways (e.g. gender based violence, war trauma), identify, recognize and appreciate South Sudanese women who have/are making a difference in South Sudan by profiling a woman every week on television, radio and on our social media pages, tracing and documenting the history of women who have been part of the struggle to bring change in South Sudan by storifying them through videography and photography
- Civic engagement- seminars, workshops, focus group discussions, drama, simulations, role-plays, radio and television programs, information technologies (e.g. blogs, internet forums) and other informal teaching and information-sharing methods, Capacity building, peace building, Training-of-trainer and peer-to-peer programs to spread the impact of civic education efforts and allow for more continuous learning opportunities.
- Mentorship/child protection- Crown The Woman School Clubs through which we will have guidance and conversations on womanhood, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace building, encourage girls to value education, educate young girls on hygiene and sanitation
- Economic empowerment- life skills e.g. handicraft/tailoring and marketing, simple account and catering trainings, microfinance
- Health- HIV/AIDS awareness, psychosocial support through counseling and primary healthcare
- Sustainable food security- trainings on agribusiness and sustainable livelihood.
- Humanitarian assistance in terms of relief- food distribution