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March 8 is annually marked as International Women’s Day across the globe. In Aweil, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, UNMISS celebrated this Day with traditional dances, discussions on equal rights for women and an exhibition of handicrafts. Photo by Emmanuel Kele/UNMISS

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At a recent free veterinary camp in Malakal, Upper Nile, UNMISS peacekeepers from India treated more than 1500 animals for a variety of diseases and raised awareness on sustainable animal rearing practices among livestock owners. Photo by Samuel Adwok Deng/UNMISS

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Police officers serving with UNMISS urged girls at a school in Western Equatoria to overcome challenges to finish their studies. Photos: Martin Siba/UNMISS

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As the peace process in South Sudan begins to ramp up, those who fled the civil wars of the past decade are slowly returning to their original settlements. However, rebuilding lives irrevocably altered by violence isn't easy, as a visiting UNMISS patrol to Morobo, Central Equatoria, discovered. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS

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At a two-day workshop facilitated by UNMISS in Northern Bahr El Ghazal for some 65 traditional leaders, spirited discussions revolved around the need for women's full participation in galvanizing the ongoing peace process in South Sudan as well as harnessing the expertise and influence of customary leaders to shape a brighter future for this young nation. Photo by Emmanuel Kele/UNMISS

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In Kuajok, more than 40 public prosecutors, justice actors, and law enforcers from the South Sudan National Police Service, the Corrections Service, the High Court, and local government actors came together in a three-day workshop facilitated by UNMISS. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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In Tambura, Western Equatoria, calm and stability are gradually returning. To consolidate this fragile peace, UNMISS recently held a two-day workshop for youth and a football match here. The aim: To promote social cohesion. Photo by Felix Katie/UNMISS

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Margaret Othow, an electrician working with UNMISS in Malakal, speaks about being the only woman in her team and choosing to train in what is considered an unusual profession for women in South Sudan. Photo by Samson Liberty/UNMISS