Pocket Guide on Legal Provisions Relating to Gender Equality and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan

02 Oct 2017
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An outline of laws related to gender equality and SGBV in South Sudan

The laws of South Sudan provide for the protection of women and girls against discrimination, forced marriage and gender-based violence. While these legal provisions are important, they are often misinterpreted or ignored. This results from the desire to adhere to customary norms and the weak state of the rule of law institutions.

It is important that legal professionals, human rights defenders and the public are familiar with provisions relating to the promotion of gender equality and prevention of gender-based violence.

This guide was created by the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) with support from UNDP South Sudan and funding from US INL.