International Human Rights Day Marked In Jonglei

This article was last updated on May 27, 2022

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The hundreds of Jonglei State residents who turned up in Bor to celebrate the International Human Rights expressed hope that the state government will supplement efforts aimed at protecting human rights.

They expressed hope that attainment of peace in South Sudan will immensely contribute to protection of human rights, saying the current situation in the volatile state is not conducive to enjoyment of human rights.

The Jonglei State Minister of Cabinet Affairs Samuel Jok Bany said the acknowledgement and protection of human right is a duty of everyone, including the international community and citizens.

“The basic human rights include the rights to live, right for liberty, right to marriage, right to the ownership of property and the right to education among others. The state government is working very hard to ensure residents enjoy these rights”, Minister Jok said.

He commended UNMISS for working closely with the state government in advocating for the promotion and protection of human rights.

UNMISS Jonglei State Coordinator Hazel De Wet said creation of awareness on human rights remains the best way towards promoting and enhancing human rights.

She called for concerted efforts in the education of girls, saying marrying them off early was a major violation of their rights.

Member of the State Parliament Mayom Ngong reiterated that attainment of peace in the state would be a sure way of promoting human rights.

Jonglei State officials pledged to commit themselves to restore peace in the state so that each citizen can feel secure over their rights.

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