A year of hope, a new dawn, Self determination and crucial decision making; 2011AD a historic year when the war-ravaged region of southern Sudan has to choose either to remain part of the Sudan or to secede and become a country of its own. The South Sudan referendum was a key component of the comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) between the Sudan’s government and the Sudan’s People Liberation Movement/Army. As a crucial event in the lives of all Southern Sudanese, everybody was up to the task of mobilizing and raising awareness on the importance of the referendum.
Therefore all Southern Sudanese who have reached voting age needed to participate fully without any exceptions. Women gave a break to the stool next to that pan in the kitchen and decide the fate of Southern Sudanese people; given the countless challenges they have faced during the decades of war.