A mother of two children has reportedly been raped by armed men in Gudele in Juba. The Chairman of Kugi residential Area’s quarter, Kenyi John told Eye Radio. He said the men broke into the woman’s house in the early morning hours and slept with her in the presence of her children.
Two weeks ago, an 8-year-old girl was raped a half kilometer away from where the latest incident took place. The victim is a wife to a soldier who was on duty that day.
Kenyi said he rushed to the scene after he was informed but he found the perpetrators had left. He said the victim is receiving treatment at Juba Teaching Hospital.
Last week, a 58-year-old woman was raped and killed in Jenedru residential area in Juba. No one has been apprehended in connection to that incident. The incident provoked sharp criticism among the public prompting demonstration in Juba.
The government of South Sudan, last week, launched a toll-free hotline 662 for reporting gender-based violence cases. South Sudanese Minister of Gender, Child, and Social Well fare, Aya Benjamin, says impunity has made justice less accessible to survivors of gender-based violence.
“We have issues of people who are caught, and they find the way out-impunity,” says Benjamin.
She said fighting gender-based violence is a responsibility of every citizen of South Sudan.
“All of us should be able to stand up and say what is happening and somebody has to buy for what they doing until we reach there, we will make noise, we will shout we will condemn, the story will continue like this.” she added.