Two GESS staffers speaking as role models to young South Sudanese girls on International Women’s Day.

This morning, to celebrate International Women’s Day, GESS Education Advisor, Yolanda Ille and BBC Media Action Producer Chol Ngut Khor were guests for a discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day in South Sudan on Radio Miryaya’s Morning Breakfast Show with Sebit Williams.

Speaking as strong, successful role models for girls and to the parents listening, the two women drew on their own personal stories as young girls themselves, growing up in South Sudan.

They also highlighted their experiences along the road to becoming the professional women they are today. Above all they spoke to the importance and value of girls being provided every opportunity to go to school and get an education, supporting the the International Women’s Day – Pledge for Gender Parity.

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