Mayor warns society against Gender Based Violence

By Bida Elly David

The Mayor of Juba City Council has warned societies against discrimination of women saying that discrimination of female beings was an act against Gender.

This development came during the swearing Ceremony for the newly elected chairperson of Juba County women’s Union conference in Central Equatoria State Conference hall under the theme “United for Peace”.

Women in South Sudan recently raised varieties of concerns regarding the on-going discrimination they face in the society saying that most of them have been used as domestic and societal tools for service delivery as well as objects of child propagation.

Reports from feminine Gender based experts revealed that 70% of women in South Sudan have been impeded by number of challenges such as sexual harassment, forced marriages, exemption from resource ownership, and passive access to education among others.

Despite the challenges they battle, most women now a days remain victims to the circumstances for the sake of their children that they produced during the bitter journey.

Speaking during the event, Michael Lado Allah-Jabu, the Mayor of Juba City Council condemned the act of violence against women by the society saying they have full mandate to exercise their rights in the society.

 “I am encouraging Women to focus much in their activities being one of the backbones of the County and Communities. I am urging them to have unity among themselves, and work together as a team” he said.

Ladu advised the newly elected chairperson to facilitate and boost the activities of the Union without hindrance.

Meanwhile the State Minister of Environment and Sanitation Lily Kafoki Jurkin encouraged women to be strong and stand with the newly elected body especially in the area of Agriculture.

For her part the Head of women Union Margret Apolo advised the newly elected Chairperson Margret Jore to be strong adding that the State government will always be there to support them.

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