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30 youths and women trained on basic human rights in Unity State

The Health Education and Relief Organization (HERO) has conducted two-day training to 30 women and youth in basic human rights and transitional justice in Rubkona town of Unity State.

Chigoa Dak Machar, the peace-building and transitional officer for HERO, said the training will strengthen women and youths’ participation in transitional justice process.

“We have trained 15 women and 15 youths about basic human rights, and now they know where they can raise their rights if violated. The reason why we trained them was for them to know their rights and participate in transitional justice process in South Sudan,” Dak told Juba Echo in Rubkona town on Wednesday.

The training was sponsored by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) human rights division, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and attended by some national NGOs.

Dak said the training also involved teaching the youth and women on how to overcome barriers hampering their full participations in governance issues in society.

“We also trained women and youths to participate in both private and public sectors,” said Dak.

Nyamuok Jenine Machar, said that the training enabled her to know her rights and where to raise complaint when they are violated.

“We will use these human rights skills to raise issues affecting us in the state,” said Jenine.

 HERO has launched projects in four counties of Unity State with support from UNDP.

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