The fight for women’s right has been challenging over the past years and South Sudanese women face the same challenge every day in Juba. Women continue to struggle for a place in the society.

Today and every other day, more voices are being raised to promote women participation in all facets of the society.

‘‘We call on the societies to understand that we have an equal rights citizenship and so that women have a key potential to contribute to the societies – they have skills – they have expertise in various fields – they are engineers – they are doctors – they are lawyers, economists and they can equally contribute to the development of the nations’‘, Executive Director of South Sudanese Network for Democracy and Elections Mohandis said.

Women in South Sudan have launched a campaign called “Born to Lead” to make their voices heard.

‘‘Born to lead campaign, is here to remind everyone, especially our leaders that South Sudanese women and girls are born to lead and that we have a power – we have a capacity and we have an ability to lead. This campaign also is to break stereotypes of gender roles of some jobs are done better by men and women cannot do them’, Riya William, Executive Director for Crown of Women said.

The peace deal signed in September 2018 to make provisions for adequate gender equality is yet to be translated into safety for women and girls in South Sudan.

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