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South Sudan: Women take the lead in local peace building

Date: August 11, 2012

Press Clip Source: UNICEF Media Centre
Written By: Rebecca Fordham
Date: August 9, 2012
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JUBA, South Sudan, 9 August 2012 – "Peace starts within you. If you have peace in your heart you can educate others," said Jennifer Kujang Abe, President of the Central Equatoria Women’s Union, during a discussion about the role of women in local conflict resolution.

In South Sudan more than two decades of war and inter-communal fighting have torn apart families and communities, causing thousands of people to flee their homes into neighbouring countries and weakening traditional mechanisms for protection.


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