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Stop the War on Children: Protecting Children in 21st Century Conflict

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Five times more children than fighters are being killed in conflicts, new Save the Children report reveals At least 550,000 babies are thought to have died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 worst-affected countries, according to new analysis by Save the Children — an average of well over…

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No Choice: It takes a world to end the use of child soldiers

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According to the United Nations (UN), 357 million children live in areas affected by armed conflict, and that number has risen dramatically over the past ten years. Children are disproportionately affected by war – including facing increased risk of all forms of violence and exploitation – yet are the least responsible. The recruitment and use…

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Cash Transfer Programming in Armed Conflict: The ICRC’s Experience

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This report looks at the ICRC’s experience of using cash transfer programming (CTP) in armed conflict. The ICRC has increased its use of cash and vouchers in recent years and is very encouraged by the clear benefits of cash transfer programming in certain situations. The ICRC is enthusiastic about the benefits of CTP and realistic…

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Children and armed conflict in South Sudan – Report of the Secretary General (S/2018/865)

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The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions, is the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan. It contains information on the six grave violations against children that occurred between 1 October 2014 and 30 June 2018, the context in which they took…

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Conflict and Gender Study – South Sudan: Addressing Root Causes Programme

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Significant effort has already gone into studying how best to design a root cause fund programme – aimed at tackling the root causes of recurring cycles of conflict and fragile resilience – in order to maximize impact within what is an extremely difficult operating environment. As such, this Conflict & Gender Study aims to provide…

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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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Negotiating Justice: Courts as Local Civil Authority During the Conflict in South Sudan

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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…

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The Spectacle of Death: Visibility and Concealment at an Unfinished Memorial in South Sudan

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This article examines an attempt to build a memorial to local victims of civil war in South Sudan. The memorial commemorates the mass execution of civilians in 1964, close to the town of Gogrial in a rural part of South Sudan. During this massacre, local people were killed and their bodies piled up into a…

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Inequality and injustice: The deteriorating situation for women and girls in South Sudan’s war: A Progressive Gender Analysis: 2013 – 2016

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This Progressive Gender Analysis is based on a number of CARE’s Rapid Gender Analyses which have been conducted since December 2013 and focuses on Gender-based Violence. This Rapid Gender Analyses are designed as an incremental process: as more information about gender relations during the current crisis in South Sudan becomes available, it will be further…

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Perceptions of Transitional Justice in South Sudan

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This report investigates people’s perceptions and experiences of truth, justice and reconciliation in relation to the past and present conflicts in South Sudan. The main data-collection was undertaken by means of a survey, for which 1,912 respondents were interviewed in November and early December 2015 in Juba town, Juba Protection of Civilian site (POC), Wau town and Bentiu POC. Qualitative information was gathered during subsequent interviews and workshops aimed at sharing, fine-tuning and verification of findings.

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South Sudan: Finding a Way Forward After the July 2016 Crisis

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This paper presents views and recommendations by the core team of the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) on the proposed arms embargo and the regional protection force. The aim of the paper is to provide policy and decision-makers with insights by South Sudanese civil society actors and contribute to shaping responses that have the best…

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“Our Hearts Have Gone Dark” The Mental Health Impact of South Sudan’s Conflict

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This report describes the serious mental health impact of South Sudan’s conflict in order to highlight the urgency for more attention, and resources, to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of mental health services in the country. It is based on interviews with 161 internally displaced South Sudanese and with government and UN officials, donors,…

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Observations on the Mandate of South Sudan’s Commission on Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH)

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This brief assesses options for the framing of the mandate of South Sudan’s Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH), with a particular focus on the temporal scope of the CTRH’s inquiries. Download

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The Future of Human Security in Sudan and South Sudan

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This document provides a synopsis of the key messages that emerged from the plenary and breakout sessions (during the 2016 Symposium “The Future of Human Security in Sudan and South Sudan) and that are relevant for the field of armed violence research in Sudan and South Sudan broadly, and for the HSBA project in particular.…

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