The history of the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW) dates back to 1994 when the first SPLM Convention in Eastern Equatorial state, formed   a Secretariat of Gender and Child Welfare. As mentioned above, this was transformed to the Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs following the CPA in 2005 and renamed to the current Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW) in 2010.


To promote gender equality, social justice, and safeguard the rights and welfare of women, children, persons with disability and other vulnerable groups.

The scope of the mandate of  the Ministry covers gender and women empowernemnt, child and social welfare functions. The Ministry is responsible for formulation and implemenation of policies and leglisations for  promotion of  gender equality, women’s empowernemnt, child protection , social Protection and Social Welfare of the vulnerable groups in general.welfare. To fulfil its mandate it is guided by  core values that are central guiding principles which are take into consideration in the conduct of the Ministry’s business.