The Rumbek Field Office of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan has held a workshop with 80 attending youth on their role in peace building, and on the mandate of the peacekeeping mission.
Moustapha Soumaré, deputy head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, has praised the resilience, determination and progress demonstrated and made by South Sudanese women in making their concerns count in the ongoing peace process.
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In South Sudan, years of conflict have subjected women to some of the worst crimes and deprivation imaginable. The conflict has decimated their livelihoods, stalled efforts to empower them, and denied them the ability to effectively participate in the development of their young nation.
Members of a Mothers Union in Yei town in the Central Equatoria region, said they are using their creative skills and talents to earn a little income to make ends meet and forget the horrors left behind by the previously frequent fighting in the area.
The United Nations Missions in South Sudan (UNMISS), its humanitarian partners and local authorities in Wau are gradually implementing a plan of action for displaced people to voluntarily return to their homes.