Civil Society in South Sudan Advocacy Priorities and Principles 2017 – 2020

In South Sudan, the humanitarian situation continues to steadily decline and space for non-state actors to deliver humanitarian aid and protection services has become increasingly restricted. Civil society has been left uncoordinated to advocate against human rights violations, with no organized agenda and limited ability to weigh in on the peacebuilding process. Recognizing the need for more cohesion and coordination among civil society in South Sudan, the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network), with the support of the Open Society Initiative for East Africa, convened the South Sudan Civil Society Forum in Entebbe, Uganda from 6-8 March 2017.