Global Society Initiative for Peace and Democracy (GLOSIPAD) was established in January, 2017 in Kampala to address the humanitarian needs for South Sudanese refugees who live in Uganda as well as to serve those IDPs who remained back home in South Sudan. As the new NGO, GLOSIPAD will operate in geographical locations of refugee camps in Northern Uganda, refugees in urban centres as well as other refugees centres in Uganda. The establishment of organization was founded after South Sudanese intellectuals sat in the forum to discuss how best they could engage and strengthen the capacity of the local communities and youth leaders in peace building and conflict resolution, transitional justice mechanism, human rights advocacy and other areas of interest as response to the conflict which deeply divided the different tribes of South Sudan due to ongoing civil war that has erupted on 15th December , 2013 in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. The war has claimed the lives of nearly twenty thousand people, and other thousands of people who were forcefully displaced as well as thousands of innocent civilians including women and children fled to Uganda and other neighboring of frontline states for their own safety. As the result of the conflict, the civil war was exaggerated inter communal conflicts, disputes, culture of war, inflicted the serious violation of human rights as the laws has got no place in South Sudan. In July 2016, another serious incident occurred again between the two warring enemies in the capital city of Juba as many innocent civilians were forced to flee from their homes and came to neighboring States especially Uganda which is hosting almost one million and half of South Sudanese Refugees who were affected by the conflict in South Sudan. As the result of the conflict in South Sudan, the Board and management of Global Society Initiative for Peace and Democracy identified a great gap where there is a need to address the communal conflict among South Sudanese communities who are living in the refugees camps, engage them in reconciliation and peace building, embrace peaceful coexistence in order to bring trust and confidence for all to participate equally in nation building. So peaceful coexistence among the communities of South Sudan is the only hope for all. As the way to restore peace and foster humanitarian and developmental projects in this war torn country, GLOSIPAD as the civil society organization like any other civil society organization in South Sudan will put its great effort to addresses community needs through provision of peace and reconciliation, transitional justice mechanism, human rights advocacy, public dialogue and civic education awareness, sexual gender based violence and approaches to identify the current problem facing the South Sudanese refugees in different refugees camps in Northern Uganda as well as refugees in urban centers like Kampala and others.
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