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Female student challenges women leaders to care for young girls

Author: Charles Wote | Published: Thursday, March 9, 2023

UoJ Law Student Nyayo Rejoice speaks during DT Global Roundtable discussion/Photo Credit; Charles Wote

Women leaders should care about the new generation and mentor especially young girls to achieve their dreams, a law student at the University of Juba has said.

“It is not just about eating and drinking but it is about sitting down and looking into ways of bringing up the young girls that are at the grassroots level and mentoring them to achieve their dreams,” said Nyayo Rejoice Gasim.

South Sudan on Wednesday joined the rest of the World to mark International Women’s Day under the theme DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.

Observed every year on March 8th  is to celebrate women’s achievements, and raise awareness about gender discrimination to drive gender parity.

According to Rejoice, women needed to reflect on their achievements and take appropriate actions against issues that affect them.

“We should not just meet all the time and talk about gender equality and the 35% affirmative action but let this year be a year of action, let us act more than speaking,” Nyayo added.

Nyayo went on to advise young women to use social media networks to promote peace and activities that promote equality.

“I think women can use social media to embrace peace, to embrace equality,”

“You know, social media is not about posting the best picture and you want to compare your life with others, no speak peace.”

This week, the US government through its USAID’s Shejeh Salam supported the South Sudan Youth Organization Coalition to mark International Women’s Day.

The Wednesday event held in Juba emphasized the promotion of gender equity through innovative technology toward a better South Sudan.

Addressing the participants, the USAID point contact for Gender and Administration in the Democracy and Governance Unit encourages young people to use the internet to broaden their knowledge and improve their skills.

“Let us use the internet to read more, to widen our understanding, to develop our capacities,” said Eunice Sergo.

Eunice Sergo added that the US government would continue to support women and young people to enable them to transform the country into a better place.

“We all know that USAID is a donor that is willing to support the youth and it is my humble request that we take this opportunity seriously so that we are able to develop,

“This is the only time that we can use to develop ourselves to become resilient and to be better people in this country.”

Meanwhile, a 49-year-old visually impaired mother of two appreciated the South Sudan Youth Organization Coalition

Mary Ferdricko Loro said “As a visually impaired woman, I want to tell South Sudan that every woman has a right to participate in any activities in the country.”

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