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Women in S. Sudan diaspora urge leaders to embrace peace

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February 14, 2014 (JUBA) - A US-based South Sudanese women organisation has released the first of a series of peace commercials urging its negotiating team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to reject violence and embrace peace.

South Sudan Women United (SSWU) called on those mediating the talks to involve more women and young people in their discussion as they were most affected by violence, which began almost two months ago.

The group also called on the South Sudanese Diaspora and Church leaders to have greater involvement.

The video and recommendations were the result of a workshop facilitated by the Institute for Sustainable Peace to give women from various tribes a platform to discuss their roles in building peace and reconciliation.

An estimated 10,000 people have died since the violence erupted in Juba on December 15 before spreading to other parts of South Sudan. The United Nations says that 861,400 people have been displaced either within South Sudan or into neighbouring countries.

The SSWU, which has connections to South Sudanese women in South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and other countries, said in a press statement that these figures were both "staggering and heartbreaking".

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  • 15 February 07:48, by Johndumo14

    Even if Uganda withdraw its troops form S,Sudan,Dr Riek Machar`s rebels will never defeat the SPLA (government Troops).
    He didnot win the war in 1991 with SPLA when they were together with Arabs of Khartoum ,how can he will win this war?

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    • 15 February 19:03, by Johndumo14

      WHEN THERE IS A SUCCESFUL PERSON,THERE MUST BE A GOOD INTELIGENT WOMAN,AND WHEN THERE IS A FAILURE PERSON MAKING POOR CHOICES IN LIFE,THERE MUST BE AROGANT STUPID WOMAN GIVING WRONG ADVISE.DR RIEK MACHAR HAS MARRIED A WRONG WOMAN,SHE CAN`T EVEN SAY MY HUSBAN ,WE CANOT AFFORD SECOND REBELLION!!YOU HAVE BLOOD IN YOUR HANDS!!!

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  • 15 February 08:42, by Tata

    Please urge Machar to listen to the voice of peace, simple

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    • 16 February 05:21, by Akook

      Kiir is the problem! He banks on Riek’s past records by instigating violent against him to escape political defeat! Kiir is another plotter like Riek, Kiir did this against Garang in 2004 & back down after realising he had no support among Rumbek people of Eastern Bhar el Ghazal!

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