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International Director Transition
On September 30, 2014, Mark Simmons, finished his last day as FAR International Director after many years of service. Mark began working for FAR as .....Full Story
October 9, 2014
Donors Monitor FAR's Work in Sudan
Partnership and accountability are cornerstones of FAR's work in Sudan. Engaging local communities in this process is critical to FAR's grassroots .....Full Story
June 18, 2014
Thousands displaced and in urgent need
Over 8,000 people in dire need at Rom camp, Akoka, Upper Nile FAR, led by Rev. Kur Deng, visited Rom IDP camp from FARís base in Melut, between .....Full Story
March 14, 2014

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Women Resolving Conflict in Darfur

It's the way of nature: seeds become forests, raindrops become rivers, and unresolved disputes become conflicts. Conflicts have plagued the stability of development and peace in Darfur, with an urgent need for strong and representative conflict resolution mechanisms.

FAR Sudan has partnered with communities in Sudan's West Darfur State to dramatically change the way conflicts are traditionally resolved by including women in leadership. Communities have taken small steps to incorporate women's leadership, resulting in giant leaps for an effective, equitable and representative conflict resolution process. 

In 2013, village elders of Korgei and Bir Dageig became convinced that women could play a role in Joudia committees. Joudia committees are traditional conflict resolution mechanisms that allow disputes to be resolved at the grassroots level. Itís an intervention that mitigates arguments from escalating into conflict, which is common between Arab nomads and African farmers in much of Darfur. Formerly, women were not allowed to participate in Joudia committees, until FAR Sudan introduced the idea to the community. 
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