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Conflict and Gender Study – South Sudan Addressing Root Causes Programme

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This study of Conflict & Gender in South Sudan was undertaken in support of the “Addressing Root Causes Fund Programme” (hereafter referred to as the Programme). The Programme is being implemented over a five – year period (between September 2016 – August 2021) by a consortium of three organisations including: the Agency for Cooperation and…

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Promoting Positive Environments for Women and Girls – Guidelines for Women and Girls Friendly Spaces in South Sudan

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The creation of ‘friendly spaces’ for women and girls has been a key strategy in the protection and empowerment of women and girls in South-Sudan since conflict re-erupted in the country in December 2013. This document provides guidance on the aims of these spaces, and how they can best be established and managed in the…

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‘That thing of human rights’: discourse, emergency assistance, and sexual violence in South Sudan’s current civil war

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One of the most widely covered aspects of the current conflict in South Sudan has been the use sexual violence by rival factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and other armed groups. While this has had the positive effect of ensuring that sexual violence is an integral component of intervention strategies in the…

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No Safe Place: A Lifetime of Violence for conflict-affected Women and Girls in South Sudan

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As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls consortium, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University (GWI) and CARE International UK sought to obtain rigorous data on the prevalence, forms, and drivers of VAWG in South Sudan. The study used quantitative and qualitative…

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Women’s Rights in Jeopardy: The Case of War-Torn South Sudan

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This study asserts that women’s rights are far from being recognized in South Sudan despite its efforts to include the rights of women in the Transitional Constitution after its attainment of independence from Sudan in 2011. While the article acknowledges the traditional modernization theory and cultural sovereignty theory, it engages international human rights standards as…

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Gender Norms, Conflict, and Aid – briefing note

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This briefing note explores the interaction between gender norms of masculinities and femininities, and capacities for peace and conflict in areas that are receiving assistance. The aim of the research on which this publication is based on is to better understand how gender norms, including violent notions of masculinity and gender inequality in Greater Lakes…

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South Sudan’s 2015 Peace Agreement and Women’s Participation

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This paper examines the extent to which women’s issues are addressed in the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. It contends that while women’s issues are provided for in some parts of the agreement, opportunities for the inclusion of women were limited by the structure of the…

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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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Gendered (In)security in South Sudan: Masculinities and Hybrid Governance in Imatong State

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Based on a study carried out in 2013, prior to the country’s relapse into large-scale violence, this article discusses gendered insecurity and agency among the Latuko in Imatong state. In response to their sense of insecurity, the Latuko have developed security arrangements that represent forms of hybrid security governance. Using a notion of masculinity, the…

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Gender Norms, Conflict, and Aid

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This report explores the interaction between gender norms of masculinities and femininities, and capacities for peace and conflict in areas that are receiving assistance. The aim of the research is to better understand how gender norms, including violent notions of masculinity and gender inequality in Greater Lakes State and Western Equatoria State may be affecting:…

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