Policy Brief: Peace and Security of South Sudan Refugee Girls and Young Women

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Policy Brief: Peace and Security of South Sudan Refugee Girls and Young Women

With hundreds of thousands of refugees from Somalia, Eritrea, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan nationals form the largest percentage of refugees in Uganda. The December 2013 outbreak of armed violence fuelled a mass influx, with 90% being women and (often unaccompanied) children under the age of 18. With a necessary focus on emergency response, funding shortfalls, strained social service delivery such as local health systems, humanitarian response often falls short in meeting refugee girls’ specific needs. In addition, Uganda’s National Action Plans (NAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820, focused on women, peace and security, have historically excluded refugee women and girls, as well as their participation, sexual violence prevention and protection needs.

In November 2016, Isis-WICCE held conversations with South Sudan refugee women and girls in the West Nile sub-region, to contribute to the national review and design of Uganda’s third UNSCR1325 NAP.  It is always important to understand and respond to young women’s specific experiences of conflict across Africa’s hotspots such as Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Northeastern Nigeria.

This policy brief and the young women's stories are intended to inform policy and programming in humanitarian settings and serve as the basis for provision of urgent assistance based on identified need.


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Policy Brief: Peace and Security of South Sudan Refugee Girls and Young Women
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