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Maria Angelo, a 27-year-old political activist in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state, hopes to see her fellow women taking part in her country’s ongoing peace and political processes, asserting their rights. Photo by Emmanuel Kele/UNMISS.

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On this year’s International Women’s Day, meet UNMISS police officer Ayat Harb, who left behind her and two daughters in Jordan to serve for peace in South Sudan. Photo by Fares Aouadi/UNMISS.

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Recently and significantly improved relations between Lou Nuer and Murle communities are living proof of the wisdom of the old adage "if at first you don't succeed, try again." Photos by Khalif Farah & Islam Fady/UNMISS

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The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) responded swiftly when residents in Amadi in Eastern Equatoria State suspected the presence of explosive remnants of war in their community, preventing them from farming. Photo by Fares Aouadi/UNMISS.