Archive for February 4, 2018

CEPO Commends IGAD for the 2nd Round of the High-Level Revitalization Forum

Posted: February 4, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in CEPO, Junub Sudan

South Sudan Peace Agreement, 2015, revitalization forum will kick off tomorrow in Addis Ababa

Edmund Yakani

MR. EDMUND YAKANI BERIZILIOUS is the Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), a Juba-based South Sudanese civil society organization.

February 4, 2018 (SSB) — IGAD-led high-level revitalization of South Sudan peace agreement, 2015 second forum focusing on matters of Governance, interim arrangements, permanent ceasefire, and security arrangement will kick off tomorrow in Ethiopia city of Addis Ababa. This forum is aiming at bringing a peace deal that will bring to end the on-going violent conflict in the country since July 2016.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization appreciates IGAD for being timely in organizing the second round of the high-level revitalization forum for reaching a deal on governance and security arrangement to bring an end to the on-going violent conflict.

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Why protecting women’s rights and promotion of their rights is the best way of promoting economic development in South Sudan

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

Lost boys wives photo

Lost boys wives of Colorada, USA

February 4, 2018 (SSB) — Before I joined Makerere Law School in 2010, I used to view women like any other men. What comes to the minds of many men whenever they see women is sex. This objectification of women is the product of culture. Men are culturally oriented to look at women as sexual objects that are available for men to satisfy their lusts whenever they want.

It is in relation to the above, majority of South Sudanese men and especially, men in cattle keeping communities do not see women as human beings who can contribute positively to the welfare of the society. But they only see them as sexual objects that can be turned around at any time as they wish and if they refuse they have to be raped or forced to have sex with them.

It should, however, be noted that even though men in the abovementioned communities view women as sexual objects, it is not their faults. Their way of looking at women is culturally predetermined, and just finds themselves culturally directed. Thus, the way women are viewed in our communities is the product of culture as it puts men above women.

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Biel Boutros Biel, the Executive Director of the South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA)

Biel Boutros Biel, South Sudanese human rights lawyer and the Executive Director of the South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA).jpg

February 4, 2018 (SSB) — The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA) welcomes the announcement made today 2 February 2018 by the United States Department of State to implement restrictions on the export of defense articles and defense services into South Sudan. Though this announcement has rather come far too late, still, it is a great step for a right cause. SSHURSA welcomes such announcement and urges the United States to move beyond words, to mobilize the conscience of the international and regional bodies to ensure with urgency the implementation of the full arms embargo on South Sudan.

SSHURSA urges the United Nations Security Council to speak with one voice on the sufferings and humiliating situations in which the ordinary South Sudanese are going through due to the effects of the ongoing civil war in South Sudan. SSHURSA specifically calls on China and Russia to value the humanity of the ordinary South Sudanese children, women and elderly persons who have been trapped in humiliating circumstances.  The people of South Sudan have been put into untold sufferings by their own failed political system and political elite; especially the Government of President Salva Kiir who instead of taking responsibility to bring about peace but working hard to frustrate efforts to restore sanity in South Sudan.

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