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South Sudanese Fighter For Women’s Voices Honored By U.S. Peace Group

South Sudanese Fighter For Women’s Voices Honored By U.S. Peace Group

South Sudanese activist Rita Lopidia was just a child when shells started falling in her hometown of Juba, forcing her and her family to flee the fighting in the 1990s. Her experience with years of civil war and displacement and her campaign for women’s participation in peace negotiations earned her the inaugural Women Building Peace […]

From Where I stand : Rita Lopidia’s Journey

From Where I stand : Rita Lopidia’s Journey

It was the year end, December 2013. We had many successes to celebrate—we had managed to mobilize more than 50 per cent women voters for the referendum and contributed towards the draft National Action Plan on UN Security Council resolution 1325. As I was finishing dinner with my colleagues, we heard the first gunshots. South […]