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October 2, 2018

MVT Torit conducts its first awareness raising workshop in Torit

MVT Torit conducts its first workshop in Torit Town to raise public awareness on the peace agreement and CTSAMVM mandate.

The two-day workshop, held at Torit Vision Galaxy Hotel Conference Hall from 27-28 August 2018, was organized in collaboration with UNMISS and the State Government.

MVT Torit workshop in progress

The workshop participants comprised of Torit State officials led by the Deputy Governor of Torit State Margret Itto, Torit Central Commissioner, SPLA Division 7 Commander, women group, chiefs, members of the security forces, local government staff, Torit State radio members, NGOs, among others.

The team briefed participants on CTSAMVM Mandate, the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACOH), the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) and an overview on High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF). A presentation was also made on Sexual Gender Based Violence.

The Deputy Governor welcomed CTSAMVM’s initiative in supporting the implementation of the peace agreement. She appealed to MVT Torit to continue with these activities and take the message even to remote areas of the State.

Participants discuss in groups

Some officials and chiefs admitted that all along they had a different perspective about CTSAMVM and that the workshop gave them clarity in that regard.

The ACOH and ARCSS agreements, SGBV Brochures and CTSAMVM branded T-shirts were distributed to all participants for future reference and to aid them during their efforts in disseminating the information to the general public.

UNMISS Child Protection officer made a presentation on how conflict affects children and on what can be done to protect them from violence and abuse.  The workshop participants said that the benefited from the awareness raising forum and were committed to disseminating the information.

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CTSAMVM is an institute of the Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) signed by the Government and SPLM/A-IO in August 2015.