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Gender equality against tribalism campaign begins in Lakes

By Mabor Riak

Rumbek Youth Sports Association (RYSA) with support from Norwegian people’s aid conducted an awareness-raising campaign on non-violence and gender equality against tribalism and discrimination using cultural festivals, targeting a total of 12000 which includes (7,000 males) and (5,000 females) around twenty-nine (29) villages in Rumbek Central County.

The Executive Director of Rumbek Youth Sports Association said that they have trained Youth on the ground in Rumbek on a non-violence campaign on gender equality against tribalism to encourage the youths to promote peaceful coexistence among themselves.

“Actually, we got our support of carrying out these activities of creating awareness on gender equality against tribalism from Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and they are the ones who gave us funding for the activities in order to engage the youths not to sit idly,” said

He added that the team uses to move around within Rumbek Central County to do training activities for the youth groups in twenty-nine (29) villages in Rumbek Central County.

He said my message to youths in Rumbek is not to sit idly in tea places around the town without finding themselves what to do.

He discourages educated youths not to sit as a clan, section or tribe but to sit together and mix up and not to separate themselves whether from different tribes but sit together as youths of Rumbek community.

However,the Youth-led Nonviolence campaign on gender equality against tribalism and discrimination using cultural festival activities was targeting (7,000 males) and 5,000 females) inRumbek Central County.

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