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Jongeli women narrowing gender gap


By Philip Thon Aleu

August 28, 2009 (BOR TOWN) — After former chairperson Susan Lith Aluong got promoted to Governor’s Advisor on Gender, Jonglei State Women Association (JSWA) nominate top leader unopposed here Thursday.

Campaigning against gender based violence on women and children, the non-political association also help to engage members in income generating activities. Crippled with little knowledge and vast majority illiterate, the path is thorny.

New chairperson Ayen Kuer Ajak pledges to persuade girls to accept education in order to know their rights. Outgoing leader Lith Aluong says the union has started working on feasibility of opening learning centers at places many women are found.

"We are meeting churches [leaders] on these issues," she told reporters on Friday at her office adjacent the Governor’s.

In the last 2 years, JSWA helped formation of 28 community based organizations and opened 183 shops in state capital to generate incomes. Some 208 shops are pending issuing to female comes dry season. The females businesses explore opportunities ignored like tailoring, poultry and agricultural farming.

Training on saving, lending, cooperation and business management committee has been achieved, Lith says.

With support from United Nations Development Programme, World Food Programme, Norwegians People’s Aid, ADRA state, and South Sudan governments, the union managed to conduct workshops on HIV/Aids awareness and leadership skills. So far, three adults’ schools are operating in villages after JSWA initiative.

Unity, a primary objective for the association, is said to be on right track but supper a step backward when Pibor women failed to attend Thursday. However, leaders say, women from all tribes in state are against disunity.

The tense ties between tribes in Jonglei have cost thousands of lives in cattle rustling and child abduction. All these constricts, women say "we are against" regardless of ethnic biography.

Thursday meeting that brought all powerful women to Dhiam Dhiam Hotel, an initiative of JSWA, cemented unity depicted when election for the incoming leader turned nomination. To be real election, ballots papers or show of hand and emergence of more contenders are significance. In this case, Ayen Kuer was nominated and seconded with a lot of ululations from all corners of the crowded hall.

The last meeting to be chaired by ex-leader was attended by State minister for social development Recheal Nyadak Pual, Governor’s wife Nyankot Kuot and members of parliament.

The ceremony that lasted till 9pm local time ended with fund raising to assist Akobo’s victims of August 2 attack.

The association faces problems related to funding and insecurity that challenge mobility of members to corners of South Sudan’s vast state of Jonglei.


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  • 31 August 2009 05:52, by mayor

    time has changed therefor violent aganist women is no longer a solution, we wish our people to solve their issues by talking to each other

    women you have right to express what could make your live miserable go ahead you will be support

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    • 31 August 2009 06:40, by loding

      There is no! none, no violence against women in Pibor. It is diffuclt to see any female being mistreated/raped in Pibor accepts by Nuers and Dinka thugs. I don’t know why we are not getting prize for this those who claim to know everything? Do you read me?

      Looding is a bornwild bull of jongole.

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      • 31 August 2009 07:29, by Michael Madit Magot

        To Ayen Kuer Ajak,

        Dear aunt it is of great happiness to hear that you are leading our women in Jonglei.
        That ignite hope that our women are highly educated and are competing in Development.
        You had been studying hard during the time we were in Kenya and i knew that you would one day contribute to our development.

        It is your duty to persuade young girls to join school and be capable like you.
        The problem with our women is lack of encourage and early marriages.
        However, for those who know the important of education like you have to inform our clever women to pursue education with vigor.
        Show to the other communities women that we the Buor are educated.

        Thanks alot dear aunt.

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      • 4 September 2009 12:15, by fearlessmen

        what are you talking a bout all women in Pibor are suffering from gonorrhea who need treatment from DINKA and NUERS DOCTORS instead to ask NUER and DINKA to help them and by the way you are lucky to born by the woman in pibor because what we know in pibor is a crime,raping and many disease called gonorrhea which cause painful discharge from the sexual organs which is commonly in pibor area. now you leaved your problems and jump into different fairies

        pibor is known missed treat women in the worldwide
        fuck you son of hopless man

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  • 31 August 2009 07:49, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    The poor junglese are always hungry for jobs, simple because there is no understanding among their mad community since few of the ladies are only offered jobs within their corrupt GOSS. Where is your balancing of gender see in EQuatoria we have ladies who are governors, ministers in corrupt GOSS and some in the local government but for you junglese where are the evidences of gender balance? This mad is the same to what we facing in South, arrogant, illiterate and fool are ranning on the top while the knowledgable people are being push far from the position. Don’t waste your time with Slave Kiir’s party, DC is there for you. Come and join Sudanese People Liberation Movement for Dinkas Chnage (SPLM-DC) send your rotten mens and women to look after the cattle and to protect them from murle not brining them to survive in Juba and causing an increase of food demand. Another problem is cholera, your present always in Equatoria cause outbreak of this disease, this time when this happen i will request Mr Governor Wani to stop you from entering the territory of Greater Equatoria in large. As the head of the main states he has rights to abolish germs from entering his states.

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  • 31 August 2009 09:17, by BUSTA 2

    Never will gender balance take place in BOR.

    In Bor men there use women as Souspan(Pot) which you use to cook food and where the food is going, it doesn’t know.

    So gender issue in Bor is big NO till NBC.

    Brother in Christ,

    Busta 2

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    • 31 August 2009 11:32, by TRUEMAN

      Logic and Busta,


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    • 4 September 2009 12:21, by fearlessmen

      who is your brother in christ you better say brother in evil you son of a bitch if our mother were like yours one . there will be no Southsudan now OR SPLA today your mother were they are. are slut fuck you with your father

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  • 31 August 2009 11:38, by Leo Abi

    In religion, we say it’s the prostitutes who get into the Kingdom of God. Take the case of Mary Magdelen; she was a prostitute but was swift enough to change her heart.

    For those of you who are shouting; Jonglei will NOT! Jonglei will NOT will find yourselves left behind. Whatever amount of struggle at their own capacity will push them a step ahead.

    God bless Jonglei women in their struggle to stop violence against women.

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    • 31 August 2009 11:52, by TRUEMAN

      Leo Abi,

      Why did you say that prostitute are the one to get the kingdom of heaven. comparing Jonglei to prostitute isn’t that good. Do you mean Lou Nuer who are now causing chaoes in Jonglei are prostitutes? Do you imply that the change of Lou Nuer’s heart would save Jonglei?
      Afterall it is not appropriate to use the word prostitute on this topic which concern women.
      What we should be doing is to encourage them as you rightly put it in your last sentence.

      Next time mind your language man! You can’t compare our women to prostitutes!

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      • 31 August 2009 16:56, by Sierra One

        Thanks for your advices pliz ,those who abuse lou Communities instead to encourage them are also abusing themselves ,

        keep it up Jonglei women for your maintainig your side .

        khan panoam

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        • 4 September 2009 12:30, by fearlessmen

          Good one guys stay together and you will be leaders for the future in the south with out Equatorian and pibor

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