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About 99 per cent women in the Southern 

Sudan State of Jonglei have got no idea, or just have a little information about the forthcoming general election due to be held in July.Issues of governance and democratic principles continue to dog women in certain areas of Southern Sudan.

About 99 per cent women in the Southern Sudan State of Jonglei have got no idea, or just have a little information about the forthcoming general election due to be held in July.

This concern was raised by a female SPLM Member of Parliament in the Jonglei State Legislative Assembly Hon June Malet Kuol.

All Sudanese are entitled to all forms of human rights irrespective of their stature.

Speaking at the official launch of the Southern Sudan Deaf Development Concern (SS Deaf-D-Concern) in Hai Neem, Juba recently, the Director General for Finance and Administration, Southern Sudan Human Rights Commission, Mr. Samuel Yanga Mikaya, urged all those concerned with the protection of the vulnerable including commissions, government ministries, NGOs, civil society groups and individuals to protect the rights of persons with disabilities.

The gender equality movement, being a new phenomenon in the Southern Sudanese society, is likely to take long time before it takes root in Southern Sudan.

These communities have emerged from the Sudanese civil war still as traditional. The Southern Sudanese communities have been culturally rooted in patriarchy since time immemorial.

Modern and traditional ways of marriage are on a collision path. However, there are those who are saying that even though traditional marriage may be outdated, they should not be disposed of all together.

Asunta Jangara Tail, 56-year-old mother of two says: “Copy some of the traditional ways of courtship and marriage.” 

Monday, 22 June 2009 12:29

A true AIDS doctor or a teaser?

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A traditional medicine man based in Juba, claims he has life prolonging herbs for those who are infected with AIDS.

The medicine man claims his herbal concoction can give an infected person an extra 10 years before they succumb to the disease.

In May, last year, Norway hosted the third international donor conference for Sudan in Oslo. Sudanese representatives from the Northern Government of National Unity and the Government of South Sudan, the World Bank and the UN, the donor community, and a small number of civil society representatives, reviewed how the planned $2 billion (US) reconstruction and development programme (funded by external aid and internal revenue) has been implemented to support the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that brought peace between North and South in January 2005. 

Immediately after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), there was a joint assessment Mission was set up to see how financing and reconstruction of the country that was hard hit by 21 years of civil war would take place. The following is an Interview with Bruma Sirico Iro: Southern Women Solidarity for Peace and Developmentt.

Immediately after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), there was a joint assessment Mission was set up to see how financing and reconstruction of the country that was hard hit by 21 years of civil war would take place. The following is an interview with Samia Ahmed Nihar: University of Khartoum, Gender and Development Unit

Immediately after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), there was a joint assessment Mission was set up to see how financing and reconstruction of the country that was hard hit by 21 years of civil war would take place. The following is an interview with H.E. Betty Achan Ogwaro: State Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources

 

Monday, 22 June 2009 11:28

Women urged to go for elective positions

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GoSS Minister for Gender Social Welfare and Religious Affairs Madame Mary Kiden Kimbo
GoSS Minister for Gender Social Welfare and Religious Affairs Madame Mary Kiden Kimbo

 

As South Sudan walks into this year’s historical general elections, there seems to be a number of issues nagging Southern Sudanese women voters.

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