Written by Janet M. Muthuki

Feminist perspectives on peacebuilding: The case of women’s organisations in South Sudan

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In the past few decades there has been increased feminist scholarship in the area of conflict and peacebuilding, with calls for the inclusion of previously marginalised feminist and women’s perspectives to peacebuilding as well as examination of the processes that have sanctioned these exclusions. Feminists have argued that women’s daily experiences and struggles enable them…

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“Only the person who wears the shoes knows where the shoes pinch”: Reworking bottom-up approach in South Sudan

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Women’s organizations in South Sudan embrace ‘bottom-up’ approach (Annuka, 2015), to peace building, while also pushing for minimum 25% percent quota (Itto, 2006: 58) and later 30% quota (Aweil james Ajith, 2013; Case, 2016) at the decision making levels as stipulated in the constitution of the country. Many of these organizations are off-shoots of women’s…

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