Country South Sudan
Year 2012
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

With the development of the National Gender Policy of the Republic of South Sudan in 2012, the Government recognized the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW) as the National Gender Machinery with the mandate to promote gender equality, social justice, and safe guard the rights and welfare of women, children, persons with disability and other vulnerable groups. The scope and mandate of the Ministry covers gender and women’s empowerment, child and social welfare functions and to ensure gender mainstreaming throughout all other Ministries and as part of the monitoring and evaluation of impact of both gender specific laws and policies.

According to the policy, a National Plan of Action will be developed, along with new laws, to eradicate sexual and gender-based violence (GBV). The development of a GBV legislation will close legal loopholes that currently allow perpetrators to avoid justice and address the issue of safe spaces and accommodation for survivors of violence.

Source of Information

South Sudan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.11 and p.58

For more information: South Sudan prepares gender policy