'Plan South Sudan' calls for protection of child rights
Plan South Sudan, an NGO working with disadvantaged children has called for the respect and protection of children's rights.
The communications officer for Plan South Sudan, Lobson Kajawuya told Radio Miraya that there are numerous harmful practices that affect children in Central Equatoria State such as sexual abuse, early marriages and denial of education.
Lobson highlighted the communities most affected by these practices.
"Particularly there are two counties which are badly affected by harmful traditional practices one of the communities is Terekeka County which is actually affected so much we also have one of the communities in Yei County which is Tore, you find out Tore girls getting married at the age of 9-10."
Lobson said the information was compiled after an on-ground assessment conducted by Plan South Sudan on harmful practices that impede girl child education in Central Equatoria State.
He was speaking during a workshop in Juba, that was called to disseminate the information compiled from the assessment.