Photos: Nuer, Shiluk Dances Drive Crowds Wild


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buy geneva;”>Dancers of mixed ethnicities performed Nuer and Shiluk dances and also learned a simple Mongolian dance. As the event ended, all were dancing to the tune of Shakira’s “It’s time for Africa”.

The women had prepared local fried snacks for participants and children received pencils and notebooks from the Mongolian Battalion. The day closed with an outdoor cinema cartoon show.

During the event, participants commented on the importance of women in South Sudan.

“Women are important for the future … because they are the ones who take care of the house and family and they are the ones who suffer during conflicts,” said Wafa Hasan Sebit.

“When men run away, women take care of the children. They look for safe shelter.”

Fadwa Mohamet Koko said women were “peacemakers” who solved problems in the house.

“They have this skill … women don’t keep things in their heart, they speak out … they don’t nurture grudges. If women are given the chance, maybe they can change the whole community.”

Another participant, Rebecca Athiem Fagan, encouraged education for women.

“If women are educated, they can solve any problem. Today I’m happy we are together and we can learn from each other.”

Mary Clement said the women’s day event was a band-aid on her wounds. “I often think about what had happened, all the killings. I lost everything and now I’m in the camp. These celebrations make me forget all the bad things.”



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