Women Wage Peace in South Sudan
Hon. Dr. Priscilla Joseph Kuch, Deputy Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare for the Republic of South Sudan, views violence against women as one of the major obstacles to the country’s development.
She discussed women, peace and security in South Sudan last week with the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR). Dr. Kuch and members of her delegation were visiting New York City for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
In January, women from Sudan and South Sudan formed the Coalition of Women Leaders, supported by the Institute for Inclusive Security, to review Agreements signed in September 2012 by the two countries. “It’s a continuation of what we used to do during the war,” said Dr. Kuch. “They are seeking peaceful coexistence.”
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