A safe space for survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan

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Women in South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State now have a safe place to call their own.

The UN mission in the country (UNMISS) has handed over a temporary shelter to the local government where survivors will have access to legal, medical and psycho-social support as well as accommodation.

The safe house was an initiative by the UN mission's gender and child protection units in collaboration with the Nepalese battalion serving at UNMISS. It took two months to build and cost US$50,000.

Otto Robert Awata attended the hand-over ceremony and filed this report.

Duration: 2'34"

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