31 year old Female HRD of the year
South Sudan Human Rights Defenders Network.
Julia shown exceptional spirit and strength in fighting for human rights in 2020. She helped a teenage rape victim get justice in the male-dominated court of law. Center for Inclusive Peace and Justice (CIPJ)
“The Civic space in South Sudan has heavily shrunk even sometimes I face challenges in my daily work as a lawyer and a human rights defender. And as a young woman the risk is higher but that cannot stop me from overcoming my challenges or defending the rights of my fellow women”.
“I am passionate to see change in my country and see a better life for my kids in future. I want to see a South Sudan that can allow women to move at night without being raped, South Sudan that is free from any forms of human rights violations”.