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Female opposition leader shines spotlight on plight of South Sudan women


March 8, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – A senior female opposition woman leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has called for greater focus on the ongoing plight of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable South Sudanese women.

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The UN says at least one million people, mostly women and children, are displaced and in dire conditions in South Sudan in the aftermath of the mid-December violence (Photo: Michael Arunga/World Vision)

Angelina Teny, the wife of former vice-president turned rebel leader, Riek Machar, said women across South Sudan are facing an appalling situation following the outbreak of violence on 15 December violence, calling on women across the globe to draw attention to their plight as they mark International Women’s Day on 8 March.

“I do recognise the responsibility of women being the voice of the voiceless and therefore I call on them to exercise such moral responsibility in support of and solidarity with women in South Sudan after the violence,” Teny said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday, urging the international community to “condemn the genocide taking place in South Sudan”.

She also called on work bodies to apply greater pressure on the Ugandan army (UPDF), which is currently providing military support to the South Sudanese government, to withdraw from the country.

Teny, who is participating peace talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa and once served as a state minister of petroleum in Sudan, also called on other female leaders within the United Nations and the African Union to use their influence in ensuring a peaceful resolution to the three-month-old conflict in the young country.

She further urged international media to rise to their responsibilities to let the world know about the current situation in the country.

According to UN reports, at least one million people, mostly women and children, are displaced and living in dire conditions in South Sudan in the aftermath of the mid-December violence.


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  • 8 March 2014 10:24, by jijury

    Dancel or whatever you called yourself it’s not South Sudan culture to insult women calling them names. if you are a real man why don’t you come to the frontline where I am say that to my face here in Malakal and see if you will
    go back. Bashing women on social media and bitching around will not make your King Salva a hero but dumb ass dictator .

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  • 8 March 2014 11:20, by American Missile.

    i thought, you were a good woman but later i realized that you are bad than your husband.Dr.Riek Machar was almost to reform his attitude of liking war,but you push him for it.
    Women of South Sudan re being taken care of by almight God.

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  • 8 March 2014 13:31, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    As people celebrated the international women day to date, let’s remember Women who died among 10,000 lives lost in actively perpetrating atrocities since mid December last year in which more than 10,000 got kill, thousand homes have been deliberately destroyed & at least 900,000 civilians have been forcibly displaced, million more still living in fear of their dearly lives as targeted victims of w

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