South Sudanese Women Leader Sees Long Way Ahead for Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment

   •    December 20, 2011

This article was originally published by Xinhua News Agency.

Sarah Ajith James arrived in Washington last Sunday night, just five months after her country — South Sudan — seceded from Sudan and became the world’ s 193rd nation, knowing that the road to equality would be long and difficult for women in the world’s newest country.

James, chairperson of the South Sudan Women’s General Association, was one of seven women activists from seven different states in the youngest country in the world, they had traveled to Washington to attend the Gender Symposium and the South Sudan International Engagement Conference, the first two international conferences on South Sudan’s future, co-hosted by the United States, South Sudan, UN Women and the Institute For Inclusive Security, a U.S. non-governmental organization.

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