South Sudan

Plan launched 2015-2020

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

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Sources

1. South Sudan NAP              

2. The Guardian 

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