“Peace has come. And it is here today to stay.”
When women in Yirol in the Eastern Lakes area get together to discuss their concerns and priorities, they have to settle for sitting down in the shade of an admittedly exuberant mango tree.
Motorcycles account for a large proportion of traffic accidents in South Sudan, with drivers and passengers of commercial motorcycle taxis, boda bodas, running a particularly high risk of injuries and death.
More than 50 women in Bentiu are gathering every Saturday and Sunday to mobilize the war-affected people in the area for peace and unity. One important part of their activities is to circulate and discuss the content of the revitalized peace agreement signed last month.
It was one of those rare cases when “everybody was there”. Indeed, those who still weren’t would not have been able to fit into a Juba Stadium filled to capacity to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations.
Many people refer to prisons as places of condemnation rather than correction centres. A prison in Western Lakes has embarked on a campaign to change this perception through the introduction of sports activities for their inmates.