Mar 10th 2018(Nyamilepedia) – In a press statement received by the Nyamilepedia, the main opposition leader’s wife said she has “a special heartfelt recognition and salute to the South Sudanese women whose struggles for survival in a devastating war to attain decent living for themselves and their families can only be described as extra-ordinary”
In a show of solidarity to regional and international women, Teny said “We stand in solidarity with our Nigerian sisters who are struggling to get back their girls from captivity, the Syrian sisters, Central African Republic and DR Congo. They deserve not only respect but also recognition for their courage to continue to stand up against the cruelty of war and senseless terroristic acts without compromising their dignity”.
The International Women’s Day (WD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year since it was adopted by the United Nations in 1975 after having been previously celebrated by the Socialist Women first in the United States and in the former Soviet Union. South Sudanese women, like their counterparts from the other countries, celebrated the International Women’s Day on Friday.
Teny, in the press statement , went on to praise African women saying she is “proud to highlight the gains that the African women have achieved during the last two decades. We have had women Presidents and Rwanda leads the way with close to 50-50 gender participation as per the AU agenda and the UN 2030 agenda, particularly impressive considering the horrific genocide the country has emerged from. African women are Ministers of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Attorneys and they are mediating conflicts around the continent”. The statement added that “It is therefore appropriate to use this occasion to call for an end to the war in South Sudan and encourage women from Africa and from around the globe to join efforts to bring peace”
“I will cast my stone, please cast yours and in no time your sisters and their children will have the peace they have been yearning for, for the last five years” Angelina Teny who also serves as the SPLM-IO Chairperson of Security and Defense promised as she concludes her statement.