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Women at both the grassroots and the leadership level in Eastern Equatoria are coming together on a monthly platform facilitated by UNMISS to ensure that they build a support structure for women in the state to be empowered and develop. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS.

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Thai engineers serving with UNMISS have conducted two vocational trainings with members of the displaced community in Juba, South Sudan, to train them in sustainable agricultural practices. The project has been handed over to the South Sudan National Police Service who will ensure that such capacity-building continues to take place. Photo by Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS.

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On 27 July 2021, UNMISS, together with the Joint Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JVMM) held a workshop in Juba to train all stakeholders on operational guidelines aimed at ensuring greater access for the peacekeeping mission to communities in need of urgent protection or humanitarian assistance. Photo by Isaac Billy/UNMISS.

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As armed attacks on villages in Western Equatoria continue to displace people, UNMISS Blue Helmets intensify patrols and work with partners to reduce tensions and help alleviate suffering in any way possible. Photo by Phillip Mbugo/UNMISS.

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Stephen Matut, Acting Chair of the Peace and Reconciliation Commission in Unity state, South Sudan, talks about what a decade of independence means to him as well as his hopes for the future of this young nation. Photo by Roseline Nkwelle/UNMISS.

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An inter-community football tournament with 12 local clubs, including four all-women teams, supported jointly by UNMISS, the South Sudan Football Association and Inter-Community Peace Initiative. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS.

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Unification of forces, greater law and order, plus removing all arms from civilian hands were key themes discussed by participants at a three-day Governors and Stakeholders Forum in Bor, facilitated by UNMISS. Photo by Gideon Sackitey/UNMISS.

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At a recent workshop organized by UNMISS in Western Equatoria, members of local organized forces, police and civil society came together to discuss an important human rights principle - eliminating sexual violence in conflict. Photo by Martin Siba/UNMISS.