South Sudan partners tour Canada during No Más II, November 24 – December 10
In the September KAIROS Times you were alerted to the No Más II Tour this fall with two South Sudanese women visitors from the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) National Women’s Programme (NWP). The tour will run from November 24 through December 10 to coincide with the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. It will highlight the women, peace and security work of the KAIROS Women of Courage Program.
- Toronto (Nov. 24-25)
- Kitchener-Waterloo (Nov. 26-27)
- Thunder Bay (Nov 28-Dec 1)
- Southern Saskatchewan (Dec. 2-3)
- Greater Montreal (Dec. 4-6)
- Ottawa (Dec. 7-10).
Our South Sudanese guests will speak at public events, churches, with South Sudanese-Canadian diaspora groups and Indigenous communities, MPs and government, and to civil society partners including from the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada.
Agnes Wasuk has been the Coordinator of the National Women’s Programme (NWP) of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) since June 2013 when the SSCC separated from the Khartoum-based Sudan Council of Churches as consequence of South Sudan’s independence in 2011. She was born in Juba and belongs to the Bari ethnic group of the Equitoria Region
Before joining the SSCC, Agnes worked in accounting with the Regional Government of South Sudan in Juba prior to independence, as well as for the German Leprocy Relief Associaltion in Khartoum, and as a coordinator for the social ministry and education with the Catholic Achdiocese of Khartoum. She returned to Juba in South Sudan in 2010 and voted for South Sudanese independence in the referendum. After the independence in 2011, Agnes joined the of Catholic Archdiocese of Juba as Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness until 2013 when she joined the SSCC as the NWP Coordinator.
Awak Deng is the Youth Coordinator for the SSCC-NWP. She was born in Khartoum, Sudan, and is from the Dinka ethnic group. She has been an active member of the Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Juba. Awak organizes seminars for youth, including those focused on women and girls, inside and outside the churches.