Kristi Pelzel is a contributor to Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Kristi focuses on the US Department of State and the United Nations. She holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University.
In December of 2020, South Sudan’s Judiciary launched its first Gender-Based Violence and Juvenile Court to address gender-based crimes and seek justice for victims. A year later, South Sudan’s efforts have been working, but not at the speed or scale that will reduce sexual crimes against women and children, as highlighted in a recent Human Rights Council Session.
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