Forum for Community Change and Development
Off Ministries Rd, 300m walk from American Residence after South Sudan Human Rights Commission, Kololo Tong Ping, Central Equatorial State
Juba, Southern Sudan
In 2009, a group of innovative women and youth formed Forum for Community Change and Development (FOFCOD). Since then, the organization has grown into a broader youth (girl) movement that is committed to contributing to the national development through programs of human rights, democracy, conflict resolution, health, education livelihoods, food security, entrepreneurship, peace and justice in South Sudan. FOFCOD envisions a new generation of productive and self-reliant South Sudanese who can ably participate in community development programmes to meet their needs and those of other disadvantaged groups. The organization also aims at addressing the current high levels of unemployment among women by identifying existing opportunities in communities through skills training, appropriate technologies and creation of income-generating activities. The organization is managed and run by youth and women. The organization’s members include youth and women groups.
FOFCOD, being a women and youth led organization, values the role of gender equality and equity in its activities. We are convinced that without women making decisions equally with men certain aspects of development cannot be attained. FOFCOD caters for women’s needs and also advances women’s human rights in South Sudan. We are an organization who believes that ensuring women’s full equality and participation in society is one of the most effective ways to build a just, peaceful and sustainable South Sudan. Our programs look at issues concerning economic security, health, safety, education and leadership of women and girls.
Our mission is to have a country where economic, political and social systems guarantee basic rights, uphold human dignity and promote sustainable livelihoods to enhance community empowerment through people-centered and gender responsive development that creates opportunities to harness potentials necessary for equitable and sustainable development.
Our vision is to open eyes, inform minds, touch hearts and join hands to create a country where all economic, social, and political structures, systems and policies guarantee the dignity and basic rights of every member of the human family.