UNMISS Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites Update No. 255 - 11 November 2019
More than 1,000 residents in the Maper area of Aweil mustered their best rallying call for peace during a neighbourhood-wide advocacy initiative held this week to promote a better understanding of the country’s revitalized peace agreement.
Spurred by a concern over the lack of court infrastructure and judicial services in the greater Tonj area, United Nations Police (UNPOL) peacekeepers in Kuajok this week lead a two-day workshop on capacity-building related to criminal investigation proceedings and protection of human rights for l
While the formation of a unity government has been postponed by another 100 days, opposition forces in Eastern Equatoria continue to register at the five assigned cantonment sites in the region: Nyara, Irube, Lowareng, Kapoeta and Ashwa.
“Many cases of forced and early marriages are encouraged by our traditional leaders in the villages because of a love for material gains,” said Lucky Ayella, a 16-year-old student at Dr. John Garang Memorial Secondary School, responding to a question on the causes of these practices.