Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs

Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts
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H.E. Agnes Kwaje Lasuba
Minister
 

Vision:

 

Attain a Peaceful, Inclusive and Equitable Society.

 

Mission:

 

The Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs strives to promote gender equality and equity. The Ministry is committed to advocate, sensitize and protect the rights of all people without any discrimination on the bases of gender, ethnicity, political or religious affiliation. The Ministry is committed to promotion of religious co-existence in Southern Sudan. It is also to monitor any violation of women, children and persons with disability rights.

 

 

Functions:

 

The Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. Articulate and execute GoSS policy on gender equity and social services;
  2. Develop policies and programmes to promote the welfare of physically and mentally handicapped persons and other vulnerable groups;
  3. Develop policies and programmes in regards to social welfare for the aged, disabled, orphans and street children;
  4. Develop policies and programmes in regards to women affairs;
  5. Supervision of all organizations, societies and unions that are concerned with women and women welfare;
  6. Promote religious tolerance and co-existence;
  7. Initiate and oversee research and studies on community social development;
  8. Supervise and regulate all organizations, societies and unions that are concerned with women and social welfare; and
  9. Advise and support states and local governments in their responsibilities for gender, social welfare and religious affairs and build their capacity to assume all functions vested by the Constitution and GoSS policy. 

 

Structure:

 

The ministry has 6 directorates as listed below:

 

  1. Directorate of Planning, Research and Documentation;
  2. Directorate of Administration and Finance;
  3. Directorate of Gender;
  4. Directorate of Social Welfare;
  5. Directorate of Child Welfare; and
  6. Directorate of Religious Affairs.

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

  1. Physical Rehabilitation Centre;
  2. Rejab School of the Blind and Hearing Impaired Persons;
  3. Ministry Building; 
  4. Gender Empowerment Project; and
  5. Drop-In Centres for Street Children

 

Publications and Documents:

 

  1. Child Act 2008
  2. Ministry Policy Frame and Workplan - 2007 to 2009
  3. Preliminary Data Collection on Street Children
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation Policy
  5. Gender Policy
  6. Policy on Children Without Parental Care

 

Contacts:

 

Stephen W. Bichiok

Director of Planning, Research and Documentation

mgswragoss@gmail.com

 

+249-126-925801

 

 

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Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts

 

 

 

This article was updated on Mar 17, 2010