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UK calls for clampdown on violence against women in S. Sudan

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November 24, 2011 (LONDON) – The UK’s first ambassador to South Sudan, Alistair McPhail, has called for a focus upon tackling the country’s violence against women ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Friday.

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The day will mark the start of a sixteen day campaign which “calls for all in society to work to eradicate gender-based violence, including men, the police and security forces, the government and private sectors, and rural and urban communities.”

In this regard “We must act now to address these issues within South Sudan,” states the British Embassy in Juba.

The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 requires parties involved in conflict to respect women’s rights and to involve them in the processes of peace and post-conflict reconstruction.

South Sudan is just over three months old and still a predominantly patriarchal society. With 60% of the population being female, a greater integration of women in the building the state will be challenging will be crucial in adhering to Resolution 1325 and combating violence against women.

The International Rescue Committee released a report in July stating that "Violence against women and girls is a pervasive, devastating and tolerated problem," - a legacy of more than two decades of civil war.

The British Embassy explains that a team working on women, peace and security in South Sudan have discovered a “relatively low awareness about South Sudan’s obligations as a UN member state with regards to UNSCR 1325.”

It also expressed its “hope to see South Sudan’s ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women in the near future.”

The UK is supporting the establishment of South Sudan Women’s Lawyers Association and the training of traditional leaders and courts on basic human rights principles, including the importance of women’s rights.

The UN announced funding for programmes combating violence against women in September.

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  • 25 November 2011 09:17, by Malou Manyiel

    I think women rights in South Sudan has started by the president himself by allowing his elder daughter to be married by an Ethiopian. That mean women have rights of who to marry. But what made me wonder is that some rights groups are part of violence against women in South Sudan, otherwise Kiir would have not be critisized for that. Cultures have to be reviewed, else,there will be no women’s rite

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  • 25 November 2011 18:15, by Elijah B. Elkan

    Mr. President, it takes an outsider to high light the abusive nature of women in south Sudan. Your administration need to address these issue immediately. Husbands are the one committing many of the abuses. Mr. President, your government need set sexual harassment laws too. Sexual harassment is ever were in south Sudan, and many of the culprit are in your administration.

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  • 26 November 2011 04:37, by vision

    Where was UK Government during S. Sudan 21 years war? What was your their by then? If anyone is aware, then tell me. The children and women of this country were raped, killed, tortured and marginalized by Khartoum. If the ambassador was talking about the marks on woman body, I want to him know from today that the marks was introduced by British colony.

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    • 26 November 2011 18:15, by Nyamlelthii

      I totally disagree with UK’s advice, we know what are doing more than you please go and do it in your country.

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  • 26 November 2011 04:42, by vision

    Where was UK Government during S. Sudan 21 years war? What was UK contribution by then? If anyone know, then tell me. The children and women of this country were raped, killed, tortured and marginalized by Khartoum. If the ambassador was talking about the marks on woman body, I want to let him know that the marks was introduced by British colony.

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    • 26 November 2011 05:22, by Deng Ateny Lueth

      To Hell with British. we not care what British say about Women rights Abuses in South Sudan. not this time should Europe has any say in African Affairs.

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      • 26 November 2011 23:43, by Elijah B. Elkan

        Mr. Lueth, With all due respect to you sir, with out Europe there will be no south Sudan today. Even though south Sudan lost 2.5 millions of its citizen, it could have been worse with out European support. Europe had provided food, logistic to freedom fighters. You need to understand how the CIA works before make this blanket statement. Women need protection and the government must provide it.

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  • 27 November 2011 06:06, by Andrew Ojok

    Very brave and impressive well if you guys ’re hire in western kingdom you believe that white people "re very committed in crimes and some of sexual harass but never give any ideas that Aussie can use as you s.sudanese "re the violence again women in S.Sudan so case must be drawn from there hand be peep

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