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Israeli Activist Promotes Women’s Rights in South Sudan

Sexual violence was used as a weapon of war, as is common in East Africa.

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ISRAEL HAS A UNIQUE ROLE TO PLAY

Namiech believes that she, IsraAID, and the State of Israel has much to contribute regarding promoting women’s rights in South Sudan. “Israel has an important role to play in the community of nations. I think that Israel has amazing things to share. It is not in Israel’s interests to be focused only on regional challenges,” Namiech asserted. “Because of the global world where we are living in and because Israel’s strengths, it is our responsibility to open our eyes and self and provide assistance and to accompany countries and communities” who experience “similar dilemmas and are striving to build a new nation.”

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About the Author: Rachel Avraham is a news editor and political analyst for Jerusalem Online News, the English language internet edition of Israel's Channel 2 News. She completed her masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University. The subject of her MA thesis was: "Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab media."

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