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2014/05 The rate of female genital mutilation is high and increasing in Raga and Wau counties, according to the WBGS health minister. He calls on aid agencies to help solve the problem. Snippet: The rate of female genital mutilation is high and ....
2014/05 Yei police arrest three men dressed in women’s clothing, which the Yei Police Chief Commissioner says is a crime. The men are later tried in the customary court and released for lack of clear evidence against them. The court warns girls against dressing in tight clothing which may incite crime. Snippet: Yei police arrest three men dressed in women’s clothing, which the Y....
2014/03/06 Girls are still forced into early marriage and given as blood compensation in EES, acknowledges the state governor. He vows to end the practice. Snippet 1550
2014/03/01 to 2014/03/19 Juba City Council has issued an order banning the use of shisha pipes in public places. Mayor Christopher Serafino Wani says this is on health grounds. 51 cartons of shisha tobacco are later confiscated from a trader, and burned. Snippet 1500
2013/10 Shisha has been banned by Wau municipality. Snippet
2013/01 Government of Lakes State attempts to enforce 2008 Child Act prohibition on traditional mutilation. (Aping Kuluel, 2013) Snippet 624
Reference Mini-review
Philip Thon Aleu, 2013/08/19. South Sudanese girls are a family asset (Part I) [Article] Sudan Tribune. Accessed online.

Nicely-told real-life story illustrating the contemporary economy of brideprice and continuing struggles for female rights and education in Dinka (Bor) culture.

Aping Kuluel, 2013/01/28. Lakes State wants to eradicate traditional head marking among boys [Article] The Niles. Accessed online.

Reports attitudes and practices particularly among the Dinka Agaar in Lakes State, and the difficulty of efforts by local government to implement the prohibition of traditional mutilation in the 2008 Child Act. Reports a claim that head-marking was promoted by the former British rulers.

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