Tag: South Sudan

  • Home
  • Posts Tagged "South Sudan"

South Sudan: No Justice for Women, No Peace in South Sudan

The South Sudan crisis since 2013 has caused untold suffering to South Sudanese women. They have experienced displacement, loss of family members and gross human rights violations, including sexual assault and rape. Women have often been targeted by armed forces and paramilitary groups. According to UN reports, Human Rights Watch,...

South Sudan: 21 Years With Fistula – Survivor Wants Girls to Learn From Her Experience

Married and pregnant as a teenager, she lost three babies in childbirth and suffered the horrific indignity of an obstetric fistula, a hole in the birth canal caused by the pressure of a prolonged and obstructed labour, and which leads to incontinence. Finally healed after 21 years, Rose Konga shares...

South Sudan: Standing Up for Vulnerable South Sudanese – UN Woman Police Officer of the Year

Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo, Gender Adviser at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has won 2020 UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award, in honour of her work supporting vulnerable groups, such as women, girls, children, and people with disabilities. Ms. Malambo, who is Zambian, and spent...

Fighter for Women’s Voices Honored By U.S. Peace Group

South Sudanese activist Rita Lopidia was awarded the inaugural Women Building Peace Award for her work promoting women's participation in peace agreements Sept 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Sudanese activist Rita Lopidia was just a child when shells started falling in her hometown of Juba, forcing her and her...