“Being a leprosy patient, I was disowned by my own family, treated as an outcast and sent away from my village,” began Maget Viola, an inhabitant of Agoke Centre in Wau.
Rwandan peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have conducted a clean-up exercise at Kapoeta state hospital, as part of their civil-military engagements. Activities entailed painting and weeding parts of the hospital.
Since her childhood days in Majok, Martha Agew’s life has relied heavily on rearing livestock. Ms. Agew was one of may beneficiaries as Bangladeshi peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan provided cattle keepers in her area with free veterinary services.
Lack of a desk to investigate incidents of sexual and other gender-based violence at the Tambura police department is creating difficulties in curbing these crimes, which are reported to be common in the area.
“Peace is about loving one another, about eating good meals and about free movement of people without fear of intimidation, harassment or being killed by anyone, and about sleeping in one’s own house,” says Betty Gire, a mother of four currently displaced in Panyume of Morobo County, an area cont
“Enough is enough.”
That is the powerful message from 30-year-old Nabol Joey who is passionate about ending child marriage so that her daughters don’t go through the experience handed down through generations of women across South Sudan.
“Sweet dreams come after education. Women, it is possible to achieve anything you want if you are educated!” urged Kousa Rakudo, a 17-year-old female student at Saint Bakita Girls Secondary School of Narus in Kapoeta.