About Us

Vision, Mission, Philosophy Goal, and Strategic Objectives of the organization

The Founder

Debora A. Garang is a human rights activist and peace builder and founder of CENTER FOR WOMEN & YOUTH EMP0WERMENT (CWYESS). Debora holds 13 years of experience in program management, monitoring, and evaluation in the fields of peacebuiling, security, conflict prevention, and women and children rights. She has consulted with various multilateral, governmental, and non-profile organizations, including, crisis management initiative (CMI), UN Women, UNDP, Skill for South Sudan, and Center for Peace Building. Debora also served as a member in the Human Rights Committee in the Parliament in South Sudan on the UNSCR 1325, and national policy on gender equality in South Sudan.

Debora began her peace building career as a member of the committee for peace, and reconciliation in Southern Sudan Legislative assembly, where she developed peace building, reconciliation, and community development programs. In 2005 she became the co-founder for the Community Development Fund (CDF) which was formed to monitor the funds allocated to the community of Unity State. She later served as a chairperson for Committee for Gender Social welfare of Youth and Sport in National Legislative Assembly in South Sudan.

Debora focused on developing innovative programs that engaged women and youth to promote peace and gender equality, peace healing, and reconciliation programs.

The Organization

CWYESS is a national NGO established in 2017 in South Sudan with the sole purpose of supporting and improving social- Economic needs of women, children, and youth. In addition, it empowers communities in South Sudan by channeling its support through local NGOs, CBOs, and micro- finance institutions.


The vision of the organization is to improve the level of literacy and standards of living of our people in the communities of South Sudan.


The mission of CWYESS is to work, and  support vulnerable women, and youth be developing the skills, and  innovativeness in order to reduce their dependency by  improving their socioeconomic Status, and  participation in rural development projects such as food production.  Poverty reduction, and  illiteracy.


We are the best alternative for women, and youth empowerment through education, livelihood, and eradication of poverty, skills development, and self-sustaining programs for positive change.


To transform our societies and support capacity building for sustainable peace and development through education, empowerment programs targeting women, and youths in South Sudan.

The Strategic objectives

  • To enhance economic empowerment, and eradicate poverty.

  • To advocate for the respect, protection, and promotion of human rights, and rule of law.

  • To support, and undertake research, documentation, and publication for informing our community for better standard of living.

  • To promote health services. And improved mortality rate for women.

  • To education community on GBV, and support protection, and mitigation mechanisms.

  • To education community on peace, and peaceful coexistence.

  • To empower community on modern agriculture methods.

  • To promote gender equality, and entrepreneurship.

  • To promote girl child education, and support people with disabilities,

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Days for Girls

Days for Girls International is a U.S-based organization that helps women and girls around the world improve their menstrual health and education. The Day for Girls Pad is a washable, reusable, beautiful menstrual health patented product that includes a protective shield absorbent liner that will last forever. For women around the world, this pad is a truly sustainable solution because the pad can last up to 3 years. We believe women and girls should have the power to choose how they want to manage their menstruation.

Your support will help 1,230 girls in South Sudan who don’t have access to menstrual care items feel more comfortable. It will also increase the number of girls and young women who stay in school and where they work. To make this possible, we need your support in raising awareness and providing access to tools that help advance girls and women in the community.

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