The women pictured were recent participants of the “South Sudan Gender Symposium” held in Washington, DC. They are leaders in the world’s newest nation and they are the kind of women our Africa ELI girls aspire to become. We expect to see Africa ELI graduates in leadership roles like these in the future.
Pictured: 
Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
Sarah Awel James Ajith, Chairperson, South Sudanese General Women Association 
Angelina Tenny, Independent, Technical Expert on Natural Resources 
Agum Joseph Kuch, Konyrot Women Group 
Coleta Aku Satro Yogi, Sawa Sawa Organization 
Mary Kojo Ali Sworo, Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare 
Davidica Ikai Grasiano Ayahu, ITWAK Organization 
Mary Justo Tombe Lado Gore, Southern Women Solidarity for Peace and Development 
Letty Chiwara, Chief of the Africa Division at UN Women 
Rachel Dore-Weeks, women and peacebuilding specialist at UN Women 
Joy Zacharia, UN Women 
Farah Council, Sudan Program Officer, The Institute for Inclusive Security 
Jacqueline O’Neill, Director, The Institute for Inclusive Security

*Photo source: “I Support South Sudan’s Women in Building a Nation” Facebook page.

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