South Sudan

Plan launched 2010-2015

Objectives/Aims

1.  Provide protection for women and girls, including those with disabilities,  against any form of sexual and gender-based violence and restore the respect  for human rights, human dignity and equality in South Sudan.                                                                                                                   

 2. Increase women’s participation in the prevention and resolution of  conflicts, the maintenance of peace and security, and guarantee their participation  in post-conflict peacebuilding and statebuilding processes.                                                                                        

 3. Enable peace and security stakeholders in South Sudan to galvanize  their efforts and ensure the creation of synergy and long-term engagement for  the improved implementation of gender-sensitive peace- and security-focused  initiatives at national and state levels.                                                                                                                           

 4. Enhance the capacity of the key actors implementing the NAP for  data collection, analysis and quality reporting, and promote increased public  awareness of the principles underlined in UNSCR 1325 and the subsequent  Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security.                                                                                  

 5. Ensure the inclusion of women and girls’ needs in the national  budgetary priorities of the transitional assistance plans developed by the  Government and all programmes funded by development partners.

Commentary

South  Sudan has an extensive history of armed conflict, and recent news suggests  that it has the greatest amount of child soldiers on the continent, and possibly  in the world.

Civil Society

Civil  Society Organisations are involved in all elements during and after conflict  as well as in prevention in order to implement the Action Plan.

Women in Peacekeeping

"  Special measures have already been taken by the Government to increase the  participation of women in leadership and decision-making and an affirmative  action    provision for 25 percent representation of women is contained in the  Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan, 2011, and the  National Gender Policy."                                                                                        

It also mentions plans to "deliberately recruit and appropriately  deploy women as military and civilian personnel to conform to the  constitutional requirement of having at least 25 percent female  representation in all government institutions." 

UN Peacekeeping Statistics

N/A

Sources

1.  South Sudan NAP               2. The  Guardian 

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