“I’m very happy because now I’m aware of what the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 is. I’m aware of my rights, about what I can ask for and what I cannot.”
Emotions were palpable as over 200 officers of the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces and Sudan People's Liberation Army in Opposition filled the large auditorium for their meeting in Torit, aimed at consolidating peace in the Eastern Equatoria region.
“I lost my leg in the bush in 2004 during the SPLA’s war for South Sudan’s independence”, Garang Goch Garang says through an interpreter, referring to the former name of the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces.
Amongst her siblings the 4-year-old girl has been playing and sharing smiles as usual, yet something is terribly wrong. Had that not been the case, the girl and her parents would not have been here, at the mobile court in Malakal.
More than 60 police officers and other law enforcement agents in Tonj have participated in a two-day training on investigative skills, gender-based violence, human rights, community policing and proper rule of law.