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South Sudan W.B.S Governor holds women-only leadership training to promote gender parity

Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Sarah Cleto Rial and women officials standing for a group photo after holding a virtual conference on gender quality and human rights on June 28, 2021(Photo credit: courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)
Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Sarah Cleto Rial and women officials standing for a group photo after holding a virtual conference on gender quality and human rights on June 28, 2021(Photo credit: courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)

June 29, 2021 — The governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Governor Sarah Cleto Rial, held an online Women and Leadership Training for women officials at Royal Castle Hotel in Wau on Monday, June 28, 2021.

“We successfully held a half-day online Women and Leadership Training at Royal Castle Hotel in Wau.” Governor Cleto announced.

According to the gubernatorial press unit, the program was attended by female government officials from various departments, civil servants, academia and women leadership from Western Bahr el Ghazal region.

“The program was attended by female government officials including the State Advisor on Legal Affairs, Ministers, and members of the independent commissions, civil servants, academic staff, and women leaders from different institutions to share knowledge and skills in promoting gender equality in the state and the country at large.” Part of the statement reads.

Among the presenters were Dr. Nada Mustafa Ali from the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, who spoke highly on women participation and human rights in South Sudan.

“The live presentation on Gender Equality, Women’s Participation and Human Rights in South Sudan presented by Dr. Nada Mustafa Ali of University of Massachusetts Boston – USA, was very informative and generated fruitful discussions.” Parts of the statement continued.

According to the governor, the women need to put action in all the recommendations that came out in today’s workshop to achieve their goals.

“Our work must be expanded to all the Payams and Bomas within WBGS and beyond to ensure women are empowered in their different capacities and career fields.” She said

The program aims to achieve gender equality, women participation and human rights, and to achieve such goals, the elites strongly encourage investing in education.

“To achieve Gender Equality, Women’s Participation and Human Rights in our country, we must focus on education, especially for our daughters.” She said,

“We need to invest in our childrens’ education to raise the next generation of leaders in our country. Teachers must be supported, trained, and motivated to provide quality education.” She continued.

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