Following the longest civil war in history, South Sudan seceded from Sudan and became an independent country in 2011. Sadly, however, a bloody conflict continued between ethnic groups during the first decade of the fledgling country's existence, claiming more than 400,000 lives and displacing over one million innocent victims, most of whom are children. Despite the 2020 enactment of a power-sharing agreement between political leaders of the country's most prominent ethnic groups - the Dinka and the Nuer - battles still rage over precious resources, including water, land, and cattle. Tragically, Nuer and Dinka children who have known only suffering and hunger for the duration of their young lives have fallen prey to the generational inter-group hatred bequeathed by their elders. In an effort to save the next generation from a legacy of war, Global Justice Journal is bringing our flagship peace project to Malakal, Upper Nile State - one of the country's most volatile and devastated regions.
With nearly 3000 hours of sunlight each year, the skies over South Sudan offer a virtually endless supply of energy ... and livelihoods. By providing training in solar panel technology and installation, Global Justice Journal is working to transform one of the country's greatest untapped natural resources into a source of economic empowerment for residents.
Denied an education and forced into marriage before even reaching puberty, girls in South Sudan are often looked upon as commodities - their value measured solely by the number of children they bear. Global Justice Journal seeks to alter this mindset through academic and vocational programs that equip girls and women to support themselves and their families.