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‘Marry and Give Birth to Children’ – South Sudanese Women to Child Soldiers

“Our message goes to the soldiers, the young soldiers, who carry guns for 24 hours, that let these soldiers have children, let them marry and give birth to children,” SSCC Chairlady Lily Richard Kenyi said Saturday, January 25 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of Juba Archdiocese, the venue of the Christian women’s anniversary meeting.

Acknowledging that South Sudanese have died in large numbers during the protracted civil conflict, Ms. Kenyi posed referencing children who serve as soldiers in South Sudan, “If you keep moving around with a gun for 24 hours, when will you have children? Where will the new generation come from? This is our message to the young people.”

Source: ACIAfrica

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