On The Role of Women in South Sudan

"Women and youth comprise 75 percent of the population in Southern Sudan," says Milcah Lalam, programs manager, RECONCILE Peace Institute, "so they are a very big force to reckon with when it comes to peacemaking." Women suffered in serious ways during the long period of conflict -- forced marriages, personal violence, displacement and lack of opportunities for education and useful and decent employment. Now, women are important to the building of a new nation because of their nurture of the family and their activism in civil society. Learn more about Milcah Lalam here. Watch related video, "The Healing Power of Storytelling," here.

April 26th, 2011 10:34 am

How could the international faith community help to ensure that women have a significant role in shaping the new South Sudan nation?

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