Youth in Torit in the Eastern Equatoria region took to the streets last weekend to celebrate International Youth Day, voice their many concerns and express their desire to play a bigger role in the future of the country.
“We are calling on the youth of South Sudan in general and in Torit in particular to unite. We want change in the country,” said George James, a local youngster.
“Sharing my skills of dressmaking with women in South Sudan is a rare opportunity for me which will make me very happy for all of my life,” says Mohir Hossad a Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper proactively redefining gender roles in Wau, a town in northwestern South Sudan.
Teaching women tailoring is one of a multitude of civil-military community support activities identified by creatively charitable Bangladeshi men - because they are all men - in green in Wau.
UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites
As of 9 August 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 198,444 including 114,652 in Bentiu, 24,415 in Malakal, 39,198 in Juba UN House, 2,300 in Bor, and 147 in UNMISS base and 17,732 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau.
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Senior officers of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the National Security Service have vowed to strengthen information-sharing and early warning systems and grant UN peacekeepers unhindered movement throughout the Greater Lakes region.
“We are committed to work with UNMISS and to jointly protect lives and properties of our civilians,” SPLA Colonel Simon Makur Meen stated during a recent one-day workshop organized by the peacekeeping mission’s Human Rights Division.
Overgrown bushes and whitewashed buildings are telltale signs of a lot of time having passed since the school bell last rang to signal the start of yet another day of conventional rote learning.
Today however, a different kind of learning is taking place in the dark, electricity-lacking classrooms.