The National Empowerment of Positive Women United (NEPWU) is a National Non-Governmental Organization, established in July 2013 by women and girls living with and affected by HIV from seven States of South Sudan. This was made possible with support from UN Women, UNAIDS and SSAC. From a humble beginning of 30 members to 1,592 NEPWU now has registered members in 10 states (Old) Western Bahr El Ghazal, Western Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria States, Northern Bahr El Gazaal, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei and Warrap States.
NEPWU works to raise awareness on issues related to women living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, and coordinate with stakeholders to ensure their rights and needs are prioritized.
This program provides health services, including testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS, as well as prevention education to reduce new infections. It also works to promote dignity and reduce
NEPWU seeks to empower women and girls through education, economic opportunities, and leadership training to help them overcome the social and economic barriers they face.
NEPWU works to promote and protect the human rights of women and girls, including their sexual and reproductive health rights, by advocating for policies that support gender equality and equity.
This program provides nutritional support to women and girls living with HIV/AIDS, who may face malnutrition and related health complications. Improve food security and access to nutritious food.
NEPWU promotes access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities, and works to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence, which is a major issue in South Sudan.
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