In this photo taken Monday, March 5, 2018, sex worker Irene sits in her brothel in Juba, South Sudan. (AP Photo)
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As International Women's Day is being marked across the globe, South Sudan remains a country where women face grinding difficulties. While women across much of the Western world have galvanized around the #MeToo movement by speaking out against assault and letting women know that they're not alone, women in the fledgling nation of South Sudan remain voiceless.Violence against women in South Sudan is twice the global average, with 65 percent of females experiencing physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime, according to a study by the International Rescue Committee and the Global Women's Institute.Last month, the U.N. in South Sudan recalled a peacekeeping police unit of foreign soldiers after some members reportedly engaged in "transactional sex" with women living in a civilian protection camp.South Sudan's government encourages women to report any type of harassment, but officials say most women aren't aware of their rights. Even though some women are fighting for a seat at the table, more than awareness is needed, said Funmi Balogun, a women's rights activist working with U.N. Women in South Sudan.
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