South Sudan at "tipping point" warns woman activist

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Rita Lopidia Abraham (left) is interviewed by Jocelyne Sambira of UN Radio. UN Photo/May Yaacoub

South Sudan is at a "tipping point" and might slide back into war, a young woman activist from the country has warned.

Rita Lopidia Abraham, founder and Executive Director of EVE Organization for Women Development, briefed the UN Security Council on Tuesday during a women, peace and security debate.

Sixteen years ago, a resolution was adopted to recognize the pivotal role women have as peacebuilders even though they continue to bear the brunt of war.

During the last outbreak in violence in July, women in South Sudan were raped, forced out of their homes and robbed.

If a regional protection force is not deployed as mandated by the Council, she told Jocelyne Sambira, the situation will get much worse for women in her country.

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