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 administrative structure includes; General Assembly, Board of Directors, the Secretariat and States and County offices located in Eastern Equatoria State (Torit and Magwi counties), Central Equatoria State (Juba, Kajokeji, Yei) Western Equatoria State (Maridi, Yambio, Nzara), Western Bahr El Ghazal (Wau) and Upper Nile State (Malakal
To promote the health, rights, meaningful and active participation of women and girls in South Sudan especially those living with and affected by HIV
A nation and a region of healthy women living in harmony, free from violence, discrimination, living their full potential and empowered to make decisions affecting their lives.
We uphold the following core values in all our operations:
At Nepwu we conduct research, provide advisory services, and engage in advocacy to promote an inclusive financial system in Africa. Our activities include:
Advocacy & Coordination: 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.
Positive Health Dignity and Prevention: 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 stigma for those living with HIV.
Empowerment: 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.
Human rights and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights: 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.
Nutrition: This program provides nutritional support to women and girls living with HIV/AIDS, who may face malnutrition and related health complications.
WASH and SGBV: 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.
Peace Building and reconciliation: This program seeks to address the root causes of conflict in South Sudan and promote peace and reconciliation among communities affected by violence.
Partnership and Networking: NEPWU collaborates with local and international organizations to build networks and partnerships that support its mission and goals.
AResearch: We conduct rigorous research on financial inclusion issues to provide evidence-based recommendations for policy and practice.
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