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2014/05 The rate of female genital mutilation is high and increasing in Raga and Wau counties, according to the WBGS health minister. He calls on aid agencies to help solve the problem. Snippet: The rate of female genital mutilation is high and ....
2014/03/14 UNV claims that members of Women Vision, a CBO it has helped set up in Koch County, have successfully persuaded 60 girls to return to school after dropping out. Women Vision also reportedly promotes womens' peacebuilding activities and peacebuilding. Snippet 1618
2014/03 Girl school students are to receive a monthly payment of SSP 35 through the Ministry of Education, using money from UKAID. All schools will also receive a grant specially for girls' education. Snippet
2014/03/10 Basic (primary) school exam results for Warrap show a high pass rate but enormous gender gap. 2,573 boys pass (93% pass rate), but only 436 girls (85% pass rate). Snippet
2014/03/06 Girls are still forced into early marriage and given as blood compensation in EES, acknowledges the state governor. He vows to end the practice. Snippet 1550
2013/10 Warrior Security says it is emphasizing the recruitment of women. Warrior (a pan-African company) says it currently employs 2000 guards in South Sudan. Snippet
2013/10/10 Girls performed slightly better than boys in the 2013 Sudan School Certificate examinations, according to results released by the education ministry. The figures also reportedly show that Warrap was the best performing state and Western Equatoria the worst performing state. Snippet
Reference Mini-review
Marjoke Oosterom, 2014/05/30. Bibliography item: Marjoke Oosterom (2014/05/30) "‘It May Approach as Quickly as a Bushfire’: Gendered Violence and Insecurity in South Sudan". (Report). IDS (Institute of Development Studies), UK. [Report] IDS (Institute of Development Studies), UK. Accessed online.

Based on research among mainly Latuko people in Imuruk Payam, Torit County, this 66-page academic-style report looks at how women and men see the threat of violence and respond differently to it. People in the study area had an acute sense of the possibility of violence coming to their area, because of their general understanding of the character of the state in South Sudan. Among many responses and strategies mentioned, men prepare to fight defensively, women and girls are cautious about where they go.

CARE, 2014/05. Bibliography item: CARE (2014/05) "‘The girl has no rights’: Gender-based violence in South Sudan". (Report). CARE. [Report] CARE. Accessed online.

This short and attractively-presented report can work as an introduction to the problem of gender-based violence in South Sudan, and a reminder of how formidable it is. The 'base line survey' on which the report is pegged does not appear to yield reliably precise information, but it tends to confirm what was already suspected: that women rarely report violence against them, and, when they do, rarely receive much support.

Anna Stone, 2014/02. Nowhere to Go: Displaced and returnee women seeking housing, land and property rights in South Sudan [Report] Norwegian Refugee Council. Accessed online.

This 78-page report describes how, despite national legislation in favour of women's rights on HLP (housing, land and property), implementation of relevant laws is patchy and often confused, creating local political spaces in which women's interests are often overridden. Among its recommendations, GRSS should do more to make the local administrative mechanisms clearer and more transparent, appointing more women to decision-making positions, and exploring ways of waiving fees for registration and surveying of land for the vulnerable. Aid agencies should avoid working mainly with chiefs.

Jane Kani Edward, 2014/01/28. A Strategy for Achieving Gender Equality in South Sudan [Report] The Sudd Institute. Accessed online.

Useful overview of the special difficulties facing women and girls, and of current thinking about moving more toward gender equality in South Sudan.

US Department of State, 2014. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013: South Sudan [Report] US Department of State. Accessed online.

Lengthy, careful and systematic (though inevitably not comprehensive) account of human rights practices, cagegorized by: (1) respect for the integrity of the person; (2) respect for civil liberties; (3) respect for political rights; (4) corruption and lack of transparency in government; (5) governmental attitude to human rights investigations; (6) discrimination, societal abuses and trafficking in persons; and (7) worker rights.

AWEPA, 2013/12/02. Trainer’s manual on gender in local councils in the Republic of South Sudan [Book] Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA). Accessed online.

This 100-page manual is a collection of annotated checklists which could be useful beyond the exact purpose specified in the title. For instance, it could help people checking the gender-sensitivity of development programmes in many different countries. It is not very inspirational as regards the problem of making a mass of information and doctrine come to life educationally. There is also a Participants' Guide which presents much of the content in the same way, but leaves parts out, and adds space for taking notes.

US Department of State, 2013. South Sudan [Report] Trafficking in persons report 2013, pp.336-339. Accessed online.

Reports that trafficking occurs both across South Sudan's international borders and internally. Internally it is associated with population displacements, rural-urban migration and inter-ethnic abductions. Many of the victims are women and children in prostitution or domestic service in the cities, and children put to work in other ways. GRSS made negligable efforts to prevent trafficking or protect victims except in the area of recruitment to the police and army. The report recommends adoption and implementation of a national action plan to combat human trafficking.

HSBA, 2012/02/24. Women’s Security and the law in South Sudan [Report] Human Security Baseline Assessment, Small Arms Survey. Accessed online.
Yutaka Yoshino and others, 2011/07. Enhancing the recent growth of cross-border trade between South Sudan and Uganda [Article] The World Bank. Accessed online.

Analyses the physical and institutional constraints to cross-border trade, and includes an interesting section on roles of women particularly in local and informal cross-border trade.

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