Undersecretary calls for appointment of Presidential Advisor on Gender and Human Rights

Keji Janefer

The Undersecretary in the ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Esther Ikere has called for the establishment of oversight mechanisms and appointment of Presidential Advisor on gender and human rights.

Esther also called for establishment of gender commission to promote gender equality and monitor the implementation of the 35% quota for women representation in all decision-making processes.

In a statement to media, Esther Ikere, said the ministry is mindful of the 35% for women under the Revitalized Agreement of the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). “The constitution of the Republic of South Sudan under Article 16 (4) (a), are basis for the realization of the continental and global agencies” Ikere quoted.

Ikere added that this year’s celebration recognizes the vital role of the political parties as institutions for political recruitment and she urged parties to comply with the 35% women representation by nominating and appointing knowledgeable and experienced women.

The international women’s day is an annual global celebration honoring the achievements and progress made by women socially, economically and politically in the history of their countries and communities.

The national theme for South Sudan is “Each for Equal; Implement the 35% Affirmative Action for Peace and Development”.

On Sunday 8th March 2020, the women of Pari Community in Juba celebrated the day for the first time. They noted that due to their bad cultural practices, most of them did not get chance to go to school and making them to be left behind.

In South Sudan, the official celebration of the International Women Day was pushed to be celebrated on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

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