The Orange County Register: How an Orange County shelter is helping women in South Sudan
Deng Daniel Khot’s voice and image cut in and out on the computer screen as three staff members of Laura’s House, a nonprofit devoted to combating domestic violence, watch from their Orange County office.
Khot persists, despite the sketchy Skype connection from 9,000 miles away in northeast Africa, where he lives in a village in South Sudan.
In interrupted bursts, he describes how he’s working to improve women’s lives in an underdeveloped country struggling with rampant violence, food shortages and near-economic ruin in the midst of an ongoing civil war.
For Khot, gender equality is among the social changes that can improve the long-term prospects of South Sudan.
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