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24 June 2020

Call for action to end gender-based violence and impunity for GBV perpetrators in South Sudan

          Full text of the joint statement issued by the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, and... Read more

19 June 2020

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective security, a violation of international law and a blight on humanity’s conscience. As a... Read more

18 June 2020

At risk of rape outside and violence in South Sudan protection camp – will women and girls ever be safe?

Staying at home may be the safest way to avoid infection with the coronavirus, but for some women and girls in Bentiu, it means greater vulnerability... Read more

15 June 2020

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

This is a moment of suffering for many people, especially people of African descent. We at UNFPA stand in solidarity in the global fight against... Read more

21 April 2020

On the frontline of COVID-19 fight: ‘We’ve been through more difficult times, we shall overcome this’

The midwife has a reason to be concerned. South Sudan has a maternal mortality ratio of 789 deaths per 100,000 live births – one of the highest in... Read more

8 April 2020

Leaving no one behind: Addressing the crucial needs of women and girls in the COVID-19 response

In South Sudan, the threat of COVID-19 is much more complex, given the weak health and social protection systems that contributes to the high... Read more

20 March 2020

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health... Read more

6 March 2020

‘GBV response must remain a priority’

Providing support for GBV survivors has a lot of challenges but is something that should be a priority and should be sustained under any... Read more

18 December 2019

After 9 years with fistula, young mother hopes 7th surgery will be her last

During the nine years she had the fistula, Ms. Ajuaj did not only suffer from the medical condition, she also suffered from the stigma. People... Read more

1 October 2019

Leaders call on world to end scourge of gender-based violence

Betty* is a survivor. The South Sudanese teenager has risen above a horrific act of violence and reclaimed her life. But her heroic act of recovery... Read more