Ngok Dinka Women in Abyei Call for Global Ceasefire in Solidarity with the United Nations Secretary-General’s appeal for global ceasefire:
In support of the 23 March appeal of the Secretary General for a global ceasefire, on 12 May the Abyei Women Association from the Ngok Dinka community issued a press statement calling on all armed elements in Abyei to ceasefire as Abyei focuses its efforts on fighting COVID-19. Through the statement, the women condemned the recent attacks on civilians in Abyei and pointed to the disproportionate impact of conflict on women and children. The issuance of the statement followed UNISFA Gender Advisory Team’s engagement with the Association on the Secretary Generals’ appeal for global ceasefire in the face of COVID-19. The Gender Team will continue its engagement with local women networks and associations on local, regional and international developments related to COVID-19.