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Jennifer Mulik

senior director

Brittany Haga

senior program officer

Soon after South Sudan became an independent country, Pact began working with local partners on the ground to bolster civil society and public services here.

Our Access to Justice project educated citizens about the law and women’s rights, encouraged non-violent dispute resolution, trained paralegals to supplement the efforts of the country’s few lawyers, and operated legal aid clinics.

Today, Pact is working in South Sudan to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children. The Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE, is a five-year global effort that includes programming in South Sudan. ACHIEVE works with USAID Missions, national governments and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals. Learn more about ACHIEVE here

Stories and Highlights

With support from the ACHIEVE project, a mother in South Sudan provides for her children

September 12, 2023
Cecilia, 57, is a mother of nine children who is living with HIV in Juba, South Sudan. One of her children, 13-year-old Oboma, is also HIV-positive. Cecilia struggled to meet her family’s basic needs...

Building the financial independence of adolescent girls and young women through DREAMS

December 7, 2022
Joy is an 18-year-old mother living in Juba City, South Sudan. When she was 12 years old, she was sent to live with her uncle after being kicked out of her father’s home. Her uncle then married her...

Ensuring adolescent girls and young women in South Sudan are heard: The story of a social worker

March 30, 2022
In South Sudan, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are often marginalized and prevented from participating in things that matter to them as a result of the country’s entrenched and dominant...

Integrated solutions to advancing gender equality and reducing HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa

March 18, 2022
During International Women’s Month, and every month, we are reminded of the importance of women’s empowerment and gender equality in fostering human development. Access to quality and inclusive...
Girls play outside a DREAMS center in Lusaka, Zambia. Credit: Brian Clark/Pact

Leveraging digital technology to build a healthier future for adolescent girls and young women

October 8, 2021
In celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11, the ACHIEVE consortium is excited to join the global community in recognizing the work that is being done to advance gender equality and...

Justice for all: Access to justice in South Sudan

October 29, 2015
As the world’s newest country, access to justice is a critical part of building peace, stability and the rule of law and providing vital assistance to South Sudan’s most vulnerable groups.

For one mother in South Sudan, a women’s coffee group was a lifesaver

October 14, 2015
When Queen Akongo was imprisoned for defending herself against a male attacker, a Pact legal aid clinic and friends she made through a Pact women’s coffee group came to her aid.

In South Sudan, building peace by strengthening local organizations

June 19, 2015
By growing the capacity of local organizations that are working for peace and stability, Pact is making a lasting difference in the world’s newest country.

For South Sudanese displaced by war, a peacemaker always ready to help

May 28, 2015
In one of the most challenging corners of the world, Pact staffer Gatwech Chotlith does what’s needed to help residents of a civilian protection camp.