A ray of hope for South Sudanese women and girls who have suffered brutal sexual violence during the country’s ongoing war received a much-needed boost as churches across South Sudan, which split for Sudan in 2011, are urging local communities to accept and help rehabilitate the women as they attempt to return to daily life.

Many of these women are returning after being kept in captivity as sex slaves. Many of those who return have been rejected by their families and have been treated as outc...

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