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International Women's Day UNMISS South Sudan Radio Miraya

Despite COVID-19 lockdowns, women across South Sudan came together to discuss the importance of including women in politics, peacebuilding and post-pandemic recovery efforts through talk shows held on Radio Miraya during the month of March. These radio shows were held to commemorate International Women's Day.

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Peacekeepers from seven different countries are repairing some 3,200 kilometers of roads and main supply routes across the world’s newest country. Improved roadways are expected to boost communication, trade and reconciliation among communities. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS

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Dorothy Nyambe from Zambia leads a team of 27 United Nations Police officers at the UNMISS field office in Bor, South Sudan. Photo by Gideon Sackitey/UNMISS.

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On International Women's Day, civilian and uniformed peacekeepers in Wau came together to sensitize female prisoners in Wau Central Prison on how to prevent and mitigate COVID-19. Photo by Dawit K. Tedla/UNMISS.

UNMISS sustainable energy solar power Quick Impact Projects Peacekeeping Peacekeepers South Sudan

Community members seeking medical attention at the Panyagor primary healthcare centre will now benefit from solar energy as UNMISS together with implementing partner Impact Action recently installed solar panels at the centre to ensure uninterrupted power supply for patients. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.

UNMISS International Women's Day Joy Mbaraza South Sudan Women Peace Security

Joy Mbraza is a South Sudanese singer, activist and mother who is passionate about promoting equal rights and opportunities for women through her music. Photo by Denis Louro/UNMISS.

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Bindeshwari Tanwar from India is a staff officer at the Movement Control wing of the mission and is responsible for monitoring the smooth conduct of the mission’s air operations from Juba. Air travel is critical in South Sudan, especially during the rainy season, when roads are completely flooded, and peacekeepers have to reach civilians who need their help. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.

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Martina Sandoval is a police officer from El Salvador serving with UNMISS. This committed UNPOL officer says that being a peacekeeper is one of the most professionally rewarding experiences she has had. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.

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Ritu Pandey is a 29-year-old army officer from Nepal currently deployed to UNMISS. She is a military gender focal point and the commanding officer for her battalion’s Female Engagement Team. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.

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Captain Ahlam Al-Habahbeh from Jordan is currently deployed as an UNPOL officer with UNMISS. Ahlam works with her team to build capacities among local counterparts from the South Sudan National Police Service in dealing with cases of sexual- and gender-based violence. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.