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UNMISS International Women's Day Joy Mbaraza South Sudan Women Peace Security

Joy Mbraza is a South Sudanese singer, activist and mother who is passionate about promoting equal rights and opportunities for women through her music. Photo by Denis Louro/UNMISS.

UNMISS David Shearer Press Conference Juba Protection of Civilians

The UN's top envoy in South Sudan, David Shearer, outlined plans for a more agile, proactive and fit-for-purpose UNMISS at his press conference in Juba today. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS

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Bindeshwari Tanwar from India is a staff officer at the Movement Control wing of the mission and is responsible for monitoring the smooth conduct of the mission’s air operations from Juba. Air travel is critical in South Sudan, especially during the rainy season, when roads are completely flooded, and peacekeepers have to reach civilians who need their help. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.

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Martina Sandoval is a police officer from El Salvador serving with UNMISS. This committed UNPOL officer says that being a peacekeeper is one of the most professionally rewarding experiences she has had. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.

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Ritu Pandey is a 29-year-old army officer from Nepal currently deployed to UNMISS. She is a military gender focal point and the commanding officer for her battalion’s Female Engagement Team. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.

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Captain Ahlam Al-Habahbeh from Jordan is currently deployed as an UNPOL officer with UNMISS. Ahlam works with her team to build capacities among local counterparts from the South Sudan National Police Service in dealing with cases of sexual- and gender-based violence. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.

UNMISS South Sudan Peacekeepers COVID-19 Peacekeeping Women's Day Malawi

Atupele Mbewe hails from southern Malawi and is currently deployed to UNMISS. In her current role as a Civil-Military or CIMIC Coordination Officer, she works with military and civilian colleagues to coordinate all logistic aspects of regular patrols and humanitarian assistance convoys. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.

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All-women peacekeeping teams across South Sudan are having an immediate impact in forging connections with women and children in the world's newest country, especially as it battles the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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UNMISS peacekeepers from Ghana stationed at a nearby temporary operating base are patrolling in and around Jahjah village in Koch county after a recent armed clash here.

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