1. Research and read about South Sudan to educate yourself on its history, current events and how you can get involved.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14095300 – Timeline of Sudan and South Sudan http://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/ (clean water) http://www.waterisbasic.org/ (clean water) http://www.makewaypartners.org/anti-trafficking-network.html (orphan care and human trafficking) http://www.makewaypartners.org/HFS.html (orphan care and human trafficking)
http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6149699/k.B848/Africa.htm (choose South Sudan for history and human needs)
http://www.icarda.org/docrep/RReports/Poverty_assessment/2_Southern_Sudan.pdf (South Sudan history and current assessment pdf)
http://www.international-alert.org/sites/default/files/publications/201202SouthSudanLoRes_FINAL.pdf (comprehensive peace in South Sudan pdf)
http://www.seedeffect.org/ (economic opportunity)
2. Watch Videos*
*The videos cited above are for informational perusal only. They do not always represent the opinions of Sister Effect and may contain some material that does not reflect complete information up to the year 2012.
3. Sign up for email updates from Sister Effect to stay informed about current issues and opportunities in South Sudan
4. Seek out additional books/resources that offer information about about South Sudan.
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1. Talk with other friends and moms at your kids’ school. Look for opportunities to share South Sudan’s story and the remarkable female need there.
2. Teach your children about South Sudan and bring them alongside you in “doing your thing” as you work to help empower women and girls in South Sudan.
1. Invite friends over for dinner, and/or plan a ‘girls’ lunch out’ and share the story of South Sudan. Convey how you plan to “do your thing.” Invite your friends to participate in ways that feels contextual to their skill sets and interests.
2. Collaborate on planning an event or campaign (bake sale, crafting, knitting, running)
3. Help your kids brainstorm ways where they, too, can creatively “do their thing.” Work together as a family to help facilitate change for the women of South Sudan (examples: lemonade stand, growing a little herb garden and repotting plants for sale, garage sale).
2. Tweet, Facebook, or blog about your story and your heart for our sisters in South Sudan. The more you share your story, the more other people are likely to care and to “do their thing” too. Truly, caring is contagious!