Final Evaluation: Empowering Women as Key Partners in Building Peaceful and Resilient Communities in South & West Kordofan, Sudan (2-page Summary)
Search for Common Ground
Since its independence, Sudan has experienced protracted internal conflicts that led to the secession of South Sudan in 2011. Since then, clashes between Sudanese government forces and armed rebel forces in bordering states, including South and West Kordofan, have resulted in massive population displacement, devastation, and loss of life.
Search for Common Ground (Search) has worked in Sudan since 2009, strengthening local capacity in conflict transformation and supporting community action for peace and reconciliation, working in collaboration with the Badya Center for Integrated Development Services (Badya), a leading Sudanese organization. Search has centered the majority of its work in Sudan on advancing the social, economic and political empowerment of women in at-risk communities of South and West Kordofan, by equipping them with the leadership tools, conflict transformation and business skills necessary to enact inclusive change, improve their own self-reliance and contribute to the overall stability and development of the community.