South Sudan


South Sudan launched its first NAP for the 2015-2020 period. There have been discussions around a new NAP to run until 2026, but no concrete progress has been made.


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.


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.

Link to SecurityWomen

"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." 

Peacekeeping Statistics

South Sudan currently doesn't contribute to UN peacekeeping.


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