• We help the women and children of South Sudan to reach their potential through promoting access to information and resources.

  • We help the women and children of South Sudan to reach their potential through promoting access to information and resources.

Mamaland Hope for Future Foundation

MamaLand Hope for Future Foundation helps the women and children of South Sudan to reach their potential through promoting access to information and resources. MamaLand is not-for-profit organisation founded by a group of 15 passionate South Sudanese Australian Women who work tirelessly to empower women in their motherland to participate in decision-making processes. 

 

Background

Through awareness-raising programs, MamaLand hopes to build the capacity of women and children through increased levels of education, small business initiatives as well as early childhood, public health and well-being programs.

The creation of an independent Republic of South Sudan has raised hopes for a lasting peace after decades of conflict. From the time of Sudanese independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956, violence and conflict have taken their toll on the country. Since 1983, around two million Sudanese people have been killed, four million displaced, and about 600,000 have fled the country.

In January 2005, hostilities ended with the signing of the internationally negotiated Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the Government of Sudan. When the Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest country in July 2011, its people’s long history of resilience and determination became the key elements to forging its new identity as a democratic nation.

Although there is much hope for the potential of this new nation, people still face daily challenges of access to shelter, food, education and health care. Women and children are the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.