The civil war in South Sudan is in its fifth year and has created one of the world's most dire humanitarian situations.
Women have been exposed to the worst forms of physical and sexual based violence.
Although they are not only victims of the war but also those with the power to provide leadership, women have been widely excluded from any peace process until recently. Meanwhile, regional peace and security is being mortgaged away in South Sudan by men who believe the only solution to the conflict comes through the barrel of a gun.
It is time for women to intervene and push for alternative solutions for peace in South Sudan.
It is time for their sisters across Africa and the world to stand in solidarity. It is time for women to unite and act together.