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Team 8: Gender Inequality in South Sudan

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1 in 7 people practice open defecation
South Sudan does not have a specific domestic violence law.
​1 in 3 people don’t use improved sanitation.
THE THIRST
FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN SOUTH SUDAN
Team 8: A'brianna Dones, Selena Harrison, and Hebah Al-Khawaja
Violence Against Women and Children
When a woman becomes a victim of rape, she is immediately 
O S T R A C I Z E D 
from society and her family.
81%  82%
More women than men in South Sudan agreed that “women should tolerate violence in order to keep her family together.”
Sexual violence is used as a weapon to cripple and destroy ethnic groups and communities.
Girls are



to miss school than boys 
during war or 
natural disasters.



2.5x 
more likely
Obtaining a quality education
Receiving puberty and reproductive health services

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Unwanted Pregnancy
Child Marriage
2030 UN GOAL
Achieve access to adequate sanitation and hygiene for all, but especially for the needs of women and girls. This is important as females tend to miss school and their jobs as they don’t have access to the proper menstruation products.
HER CHALLENGES
“...Nya would now make her second trip to the pond. To the pond and back—to the pond and back—nearly a full day of walking altogether. This was Nya’s daily routine seven months of the year.

“...All the children, Papa? The girls, too?

(Nya's reaction after finding out that they were building a school in her village)

Quotes From
"A Long Walk to Water"
By Linda Sue Park
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