Taxonomy results for: Western Equatoria
South Sudan’s violent conflicts continue to plague its people. An estimated four million South Sudanese have been forcibly displaced since December 2013, and more than a million have sought refuge in Uganda where communities have largely reassembled without their traditional or customary leaders. Customary Authorities Displaced examines the consequences of conflict and displacement on traditional…Read More
This review focuses on the evidence on Ebola preparedness in South Sudan through an anthropological lens, looking at informal and traditional health care systems. It presents the evidence on how these can be utilised for surveillance, behaviour change communication, and vaccinations in the case of an Ebola outbreak, including: establishing surveillance of these services and…Read More
Vigilante groups have been successful in providing local security. But subcontracting security functions to vigilante groups for counter-insurgency purposes is a dangerous option for fragile African states. African leaders should set clear objectives and mandates when enlisting vigilantes and invest in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programs. Drawing on four illustrative cases – Sierra Leone, Uganda’s…Read More
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…Read More
Remembering The Ones We Lost is a public memorial that aims to name all victims of conflict and armed violence in South Sudan.
This initiative hopes to bring attention to the shared suffering, give additional meaning to cries for peace and be a tool for understanding and reconciliation amongst South Sudanese individuals and communities.
As such, the website allows individuals and communities to provide the names of people killed in armed conflicts through filling of the testimonial form via email, SMS and twitter. The project compiles the names of all people who have died in armed struggle since 1955 to-date and generalized armed violence.
You can participate in the project by visiting the project website and submitting the name of someone who is lost and/or by offering a memorial tribute.Read More
This Issue Brief examines the failed peace efforts to end the three-year civil war in South Sudan and the subsequent spillover of the conflict across its borders into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Read More
This paper is based on findings from more than 600 observations of customary and statutory courts by twenty South Sudanese researchers for the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) from July 2015-July 2016. It identifies key issues for further deliberation based on research in the towns of Nimule, Torit, Rumbek, Yambio, Yei, Wau, and surrounding…Read More
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:…Read More
This briefing explores the conflict drivers in Western Equatoria by placing it in the context of the new power framework created by the ARCSS. DownloadRead More
Citizen Theatre is building a national network of theatre groups, through its work with secondary school students and youth groups:
- Training and Network-building: Citizen Theatre technique and establishing theatre clubs and groups
- Community Forums: Trained youth perform Forum Theatre in the community to generate dialogue about local issues
- Production of Forum Theatre Festivals
- Production and dissemination of radio series using Forum Theatre models.
From Bor to Wau, Juba to Bentiu,Terekeka to Torit, young people bring up the same key issues through Forum Theatre: Corruption, early marriage, alchoholism, tribalism and cattle raiding. The activity allows youth to come together and create a rare space for dialogue and action-planning.Read More
This video is an interesting look at the vision for a national reconciliation and healing process just before the outbreak of wider conflict in December 2013. “On 25 November 2012, a public announcement of ‘a first-ever comprehensive peace and national reconciliation conference to try and heal the mental wounds that have visibly divided … communities…Read More
Watch this video to meet Youth Peace Mobilisers from across South Sudan working alongside Sawa Shebab’s radio programming.Read More
This video gives voice to women affected by the conflict in South Sudan since 2013. The contributors discuss the impact of the war and the involvement of women in the peace process. South Sudan’s peace agreement signed in August was meant to end a 21-month-old civil war that has left thousands dead and many more…Read More
This literature review offers a rough overview of the most relevant literature that has been produced on legal norms, actors and institutions in South Sudan generally, and Western Equatoria State in particular. The ‘Supporting Primary Justice in Insecure Contexts’-project informed its research through the study of a wide range of anthropological and historical works, as…Read More
This article compares two cases of securitization along South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By comparing how a security concern – the presence of the Lord’s Resistance Army – was interpreted and responded to, the article shows that border security practices in two borderscapes are improvised, contradictory and contested, and serve…Read More
A study of the current state of agricultural markets in South Sudan to inform USAID food aid programming decisions. DownloadRead More
This is one in a series of United States Institute of Peace special reports on state-building in the Republic of South Sudan following its creation on July 9, 2011. Each report analyzes an aspect of the state-building challenge and recommends priorities for the government of South Sudan. This report assesses the situation, priorities, and expectations…Read More
This research aims to analyze the dynamic between community security and security promotion initiatives. In the case of South Sudan, it aims to analyze what interaction takes place between community security and specific programmes such as the DDR programme, community disarmament and, to the extent mentioned by respondents at the grassroots level, SSR. DownloadRead More
Sudan is among the global ‘hotspots’ for large-scale land acquisitions. Although most of this investment activity was thought to be focused in the Northern part of the country, recent research indicates that a surprising number of large-scale l and acquisitions have taken place in the South as well in recent years. Now that Southern Sudanese…Read More
This report (2011) summarizes the approach, methodology, results and recommendations of a recent study on the administration of justice for GBV cases in the customary courts of South Sudan. The study is not an attempt to document customary laws or an anthropological study on culture, but instead captures actual results and punishments for GBV, documents…Read More