Maura Ajak, a freelance journalist, joined the journalism industry in 2014 and multitasked in the field as a reporter, presenter, producer, translator, photographer and videographer, trainer among others. Worked with numerous International media outlets, currently a freelance with Al Jazeera Media Network. My coverages focus on R-ARCSS, Security Arrangements, Human Rights, Environment & Climate Justice , Youth, Arts, Sports. MAJOR MILESTONES: 2018-2019 trained senior officers at national security, army and other organized forces on human rights reporting at the national and state level. June 2023 appointed as Peace Ambassador for East Africa under IGAD Center for Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE). June 2022, Youth Earth Champion for East Africa 2022, participated in data collection on youth and climate migration for the Kampala declaration also produced contents online regarding climate change and migration. June, 2021 Climate Action Awards East Africa November, 2020. Won the third best pitch on Peace and Governance at the African Women in Media conference. May 2017 Awarded as Human Rights Defender by the South Sudanese civil society organization Community Empowerment for Progress Organisation (CEPO) for holding the country’s presidential guards accountable for committing sexual assault against women and girls.
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The report is about sexual assault and violation that has been committed by the presidential division (special forces of the president). They are known as Tiger division of the SPLA (South Sudan People's Defense Forces or SSPDF). The incident(s) happened in 2017 whereby reports of massive rape took place. As well as youth and elders were tortured in the area. Women and girls were raped and been brought to the capital (Juba) by the bishop who is in charge of the diocese in that particular area.