Gendertalk211: Talking feminism in South Sudan
19 March 2022 | 5:05 pm
Feminism – that’s still a taboo topic in many parts of society in South Sudan. With their radio show, Gendertalk211, a group of South Sudanese women are trying to raise awareness and talk openly about the issues affecting women in their community.
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