More than 60 police officers and other law enforcement agents in Tonj have participated in a two-day training on investigative skills, gender-based violence, human rights, community policing and proper rule of law.
Women leaders in Joppa near Juba have added their voices to the many calling for stakeholders at all levels of society to pay special attention to fulfilling the needs of women and girls when the new peace accord is implemented.
“I was abducted in 1994 and became a child soldier at age 14. I was young. We walked the bush for six years. We were in the bush fighting till we gained independence in 2011 as South Sudan. Some of my colleagues died in the bush, others are still in the army.”
Issues impeding voluntary returns in opposition-controlled areas of Wau have been raised at a one-day round-table discussion that brought together the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement in Opposition (SPLA/M-IO) in the area.