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17.09.19

Ibba Girls' School an Oasis of Calm

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As Term 3 opens at Ibba Girls’ Boarding School, Mark Simmons reflects on his visit to the school last month and the improving prospects for peace in South Sudan.


09.07.19

South Sudan's 8th Birthday

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Mark Simmons marks the anniversary of South Sudan's independence, looking back on the journey so far and looking forward with hope for the future.


14.03.19

Four Ongoing Challenges in South Sudan

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Even as South Sudan fades from the headlines in the UK, deep-rooted challenges persist and the need for long-term investment in education and development is as critical as ever.


08.03.19

#BalanceforBetter - A Foundation for Peace

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Happy International Women's Day! As we strive towards #BalanceforBetter by empowering the girl students in Ibba, South Sudan, here are some reflections from FIGS CEO, Mark Simmons, on the origins of Women's Day and the importance of education in achieving gender equality.


26.02.19

Teach, Teach, Teach the Acts of Peace

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A thought-provoking poem from Edward Bond, reproduced here on the anniversary of the final, most devastating, air raids over London and Berlin in WWII.


05.12.17

Pray for peace

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Catholic Bishop Leads Nine South Sudanese Governors and Delegates in Peace Conference.


02.03.17

Responding to the Crisis in South Sudan

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FIGS March 2017 Newsletter


25.10.16

South Sudan artists paint for peace in Juba

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After nearly three years of devastating civil conflict, South Sudanese artists have come together to try and get the country thinking and talking about peace, by launching a public art project in the capital Juba.


12.07.16

South Sudan Photo Essay: 'I can't see but God is in my eyes'

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On the eve of South Sudan's independence, photographer ROBERT FOGARTY captured the citizens of the world's newest country, in their own words.


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