Sudan's second civil war and U.S. humanitarian efforts elevated the "lost boys" to widespread recognition. But little attention has been paid to the "lost girls" of Sudan. As South Sudan plunges back into violent conflict, the risks girls face are mounting, including sexual and gender based violence.
Though the plight of the lost boys is well known, the story of Sudan's lost girls is often overlooked. While the new feature film The Good Lie documents the story of three lost boys and their sister's journey to the United States, the reality for Sudan's lost girls is that few were afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts, although they faced many of the same challenges. [view whole blog post ]