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Nyandeng launches South Sudan Women’s Leadership Forum

South Sudan, Juba, June 01, 2021 – South Sudan’s Vice President for Youth Cluster Rebecca Nyadeng has launched a South Sudan Women’s Leadership Forum.

Nyandeng launches South Sudan Women's Leadership Forum
Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng (second from right) at the launch of the Women’s Leadership Forum in Juba (photo credit: Nyamilepedia/Supplied)

In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, Nyandeng said the objective of the forum is to tackle all issues affecting women in the country and will bring young women closer to engage in political and economic arenas.

“I have launched the South Sudan Women’s Leadership Forum and the objective is to address issues affecting the women of South Sudan. This is also to encourage young women to participate in all levels of government, whether political or economic sectors,” Nyandeng said.

She said sustainable development can be achieved if women are allowed to exercise their rights in the decision-making process. Nyandeng expressed confidence that regardless of the challenges women face, the forum will be an empowerment factor.

“We can have sustainable development when women are involved in the decision-making process. With the launch of this forum, I am optimistic that our young women will not suffer again from other forms of violence,” she emphasized.

Nyandeng said it was a collective responsibility to make sure that men and women work together for the betterment of the country, adding that women are important in the development process of the country.

Nyadeng is the first woman appointed as Vice President in the Republic of South Sudan. She is the widow of the late Dr. John Garang De Mabior the revolutionary leader of the SPLA/M who died in a plane crash in 2005.

Nyandeng has supported multiple projects within the country, including but not limited to the sporting discipline.

The Vice President has funded the South Sudan national team to the African Cup of Nations in 2020 and 2021. This year, Nyandeng also extended support to the South Sudan national basketball team.

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