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The Orange County Register: How an Orange County shelter is helping women in South Sudan

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.

Read the full article on OCRegister.com

Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

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