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Youth (Monyomiji) and Conflict Resolution in the South Sudan Civil War

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This paper argues that the Monyomiji age class institution, focused on the youth, is essential in the South Sudan civil war resolution. Local cultures, through which the traditional roles of youth are manifest, should be included at national conflict resolution negotiations to prevent decades of failed national, regional and international interventions. Interventions in South Sudan…

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Youth perspectives on peace and security: South Sudan

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In South Sudan, many young people understand the need for them to participate in peacebuilding, but often lack the capacity and resources to take action. Conciliation Resources carried out a study to capture the voices of over 100 young people in the context of on-going civil war in the country. This report documents their thoughts…

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Dynamics of youth and violence: Findings from Rubkona County, Unity State

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The report explores some of the issues facing male youth in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Bentiu Protection of Civilian (POC) site and in both urban and rural areas of Rubkona county. First, the report explores meanings of “youth” as a social category and dynamics of youth and violence in the current…

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Reconciliation and Community Cohesion in South Sudan: The Role of Youth

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In August 2015, South Sudan’s warring parties signed a peace agreement to end the conflict. Implementation of the political settlement is challenging, with the formation of a transitional government of national unity the first of many hurdles towards achieving lasting peace. Reconciliation at national and local levels is required to heal the social and ethnic…

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Protective Measures: Local Security Arrangements in Greater Upper Nile

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This Issue Brief discusses the organization of local security arrangements in the Greater Upper Nile and their impact on local security dynamics in the region, as well as how they reflect local security dynamics and cultural norms surrounding the role of youths in providing protection for their own communities. Download

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Displaced Youth’s Role in Sustainable Return: Lessons from South Sudan

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More than 2 million Southerners have returned to South Sudan since 2005, following the end of the North–South civil war. Building on research conducted in South Sudan, as well as Egypt and northern Uganda, Ensor examines the process of reintegration of refugees and internally displaced persons returning to South Sudan since the signing of the…

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Dowry and Division: Youth and State Building in South Sudan

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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…

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Countering Rupture: Young Nuer in New Religious Movements

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This article draw attention to the young Nuer generation during the second phase of the civil war in Sudan (1983 – 2005) and their reinvention of themselves in religious movements as a response to the post-1991 shattering of southern political and military unity. Link to publication

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Liberation or capture: youth in between ‘hakuma’ and ‘home’ during civil war and its aftermath in Southern Sudan

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This article examines a structural opposition between the sphere of military/government (the ‘hakuma’) and the sphere of ‘home’. It argues that to be a ‘youth’ in Southern Sudan means to inhabit the tensions of the space between these spheres. While attempting to resist capture by either sphere, youth have used their recruitment by the military…

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War, changing ethics and the position of youth in South Sudan

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This book chapter (2005) considers the position of youth and children in the context of the on-going war in Sudan, focusing in particular on the war-provoked and growing contradiction between norms held by the Dinka about the importance of children and childbearing and what young people went through during the second round of the north-south…

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