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The enormous challenges of Women in the new state of South Sudan

The recent press reports of ethnic clashes in South Sudan over cattle and other resources indicate that South Sudan is still far away from attaining peace and stability after gaining its independence in July 2011. The situation remains worse especially for women and children because they are the most affected. According to IPS Gender Wire, an online news agency thousands of women and children are being abducted and over 1,000 people have died this year.

The conflict is being attributed to the easy availability of arms and cultural norms that portray the ownership of cattle and women as a sign of success. Read more: http://loycek.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/the-enormous-challenges-of-women-...
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