South Sudan Feminist Calls on Men to Support Women’s Career Dreams
Ajok Ngong, a well-known feminist in South Sudan, has penned an article calling on men in the country to support their wives and women in pursuing their careers. In the article, Ajok advises married men to give their wives the freedom to work, stating that one of the aims of marriage is to build a future together and that women should have the opportunity to contribute to that future.
Addressing concerns over insecurities among men, Ajok argues that fear of a wife earning more than her husband should not be a reason to forbid women from working. She notes that a real wife cannot be distracted by work and that it cannot stop her from performing her duties at home.
Ajok further urges men to allow their wives to experience the challenges of earning a living and argues that this will prevent wasteful spending. She emphasizes the importance of trust and support for women’s career dreams, stating that work is not the only reason a woman may leave her marriage.
Ajok’s article highlights the ongoing struggle for gender equality in South Sudan, where women have long been denied opportunities for education and employment. Her message resonates with the growing number of women in the country who are challenging traditional gender roles and fighting for their rights.
As the country looks to build a more equitable future, Ajok’s call for men to support women’s career aspirations serves as an important reminder that progress toward gender equality requires the participation and support of all members of society.