Anyieth D’Awol


South Sudan

Anyieth D’Awol is a human rights lawyer from South Sudan. Anyieth has been a human rights investigator with the United Nations since 2005, has written on women’s rights and sexual violence for the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and other research institutions. In 2014, following the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan, she cofounded ‘Remembering the Ones We Lost’ (ROWL) initiative to document names of victims of South Sudan’s conflicts since 1955 and working on trauma and healing for families left behind. Anyieth has conducted independent research on the social drivers of HIV/AIDS in post-conflict South Sudan and has written on women’s rights and sexual violence and the South Sudan peace processes. Anyieth is the 2014 founding member of ‘Everywoman Everywhere’ advocating for a comprehensive Global Treaty on Violence Against Women.

In 2009, Anyieth founded ‘The ROOTS Project,’ a non-profit organization that provides a safe environment for women to pursue economic independence through traditional crafts. She works with 120 women from 22 different tribes in three locations, including displaced people’s camp around Juba, South Sudan. She spends most of the year in Mozambique, where she co-founded As Raizes Lda, a social enterprise, and works with local artists and artisans on plastic recycling and awareness raising and working to revitalize pottery traditions in the area.

Anyieth joined CMBM during the Professional training in 2016 and completed the Advanced training in 2017. She has conducted groups and workshops in Inhambane, Mozambique, Juba, South Sudan and Nairobi, Kenya. Anyieth is a great believer in the human ability to heal and overcome and loves working with people from all backgrounds. She is dedicated to integrating the CMBM model into all aspects of her work, and programs for communities in Africa to support healing in the lives of people affected by poverty and conflict.