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Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

 Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered and tortured for years by her husband, who ultimately threatened to kill her. Tragically, stories like theirs are all too common in South Sudan. Though comprehensive […]

South Sudan Rules Out Rebel Leader Machar Rejoining Government

South Sudan Rules Out Rebel Leader Machar Rejoining Government

South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had “had enough” of the rebel leader after five years of civil war. “Machar cannot be part of government. We have had enough of him,” Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth told a news conference […]

Sudan Minister Affirms Cooperation With UN Office

Sudan Minister Affirms Cooperation With UN Office

 The Minister of Social Security and Development, Mashaer Al-Dawalab, has affirmed the importance of strengthening the partnership, cooperation and joint work with the UN Woman Office in Sudan. The minister, who received Thursday the Country Director of the United Nations Woman Office, currently on a visit to Sudan, has welcomed the joint work between Sudan […]

These Women Have Been ‘Wired’ To Keep Quiet

These Women Have Been ‘Wired’ To Keep Quiet

 At the invitation of the Government of Sudan, I visited Sudan from 18 to 25 February 2018. The objective of the visit was to gain first-hand knowledge of the situation, assess the challenges of addressing conflict-related sexual violence in Sudan, and establish constructive dialogue with national authorities in this regard. It marked the first time […]

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Mandelena became a mother, she was only 16. During the prolonged dry season in Gwor County, South Sudan, her community saw crops failing and cattle dying. Children stopped going to school because of hunger and women and girls had to walk up to five hours every day to collect water. When resources for families […]

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns. They’re “always watching and very suspicious,” said the 43-year-old who grows cassava and corn on the outskirts of Pajok, his hometown in South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region. This vast and now […]

Six Aid Workers Missing In South Sudan

Six Aid Workers Missing In South Sudan

 SIX aid workers have gone missing in the war-torn South Sudan. They went missing on the road between Wau and Raja in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal region on Sunday. The aid workers include one international and five national staff working for two international and a national aid organisation. There were reports of armed […]

South Sudan Rebel Attacks Have Killed 34 People Since Beginning of Year

South Sudan Rebel Attacks Have Killed 34 People Since Beginning of Year

Attacks by rebel groups in South Sudan killed 34 people in the first three days of this year even as warring parties agreed in December to cease hostilities, according to a military official. Three attacks in the south of the country by rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar and the army’s ex-deputy chief […]

South Sudan Court To Try 24 Women For Wearing Trousers

South Sudan Court To Try 24 Women For Wearing Trousers

 Twenty-four women will be tried in a district court in Khartoum on Sunday for ‘wearing inappropriate clothing’. Public order police stormed a party on Wednesday evening, where the girls and women were wearing trousers. The party took place in El Mamoura, south of Khartoum, when the public order police appeared. The session is scheduled to […]

UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan are moving more aggressively to protect civilians caught in the country’s four-year civil war, after years of criticism for failures that led to the sacking of the mission’s military chief last year. This year, the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has rescued aid workers and U.N. staff during […]

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