SPLM Women’s League Set To Launch Campaign To Eradicate GBV
Sudan people’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) women’s league in western equatoria have said they are ready to launch voluntary campaign to eliminate Gender Based Violence (GBV) out from the state.
Speaking during a peace, unity, and reconciliation rally last month in Ibba County Mrs. Agnes Michael revealed that the women of greater western equatoria state are facing a great problem of GBV which is not giving them time to participate in nation building and so for that, that they are going to launch voluntary GBV campaign in order to fight and eradicate a big deal in the state.
“We as women of western equatoria are doing our saving through weekly subscription which is going to help us to carry out the campaign”, she said.
She further appealed to the state and national government to support and protect them, the mothers of the country since they participated in rallying behind the government at a time of the country’s liberation whereas some of them lost their husbands in the process.
Meanwhile, Wakila Charles Abdu Ngamunde the Rt. Hon Speaker of Western Equatoria Transitional Legislative Assembly said state MPs were supposed to visit the community after every three months for researches and create awareness about peace and reconciliation, but couldn’t make it due to the economic crises and financial hardships adding that the state lawmakers are soon going to deliberate on the law that will be guiding women from gender based violence, a law that will protect under aged girls from getting married in the state.
On his part, the deputy governor and state SPLM chairman H.E Dr. Kennedy Gaaniko Baime urged mothers to go back to school and embark on agriculture to eradicate illiteracy and hunger in South Sudan and western equatoria state.