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10 Oct 2018 description

Between May 2016 and September 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, with technical support from the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), developed and delivered a 2 stage project in 5 different countries targeted at supporting opportunities for women’s equal and meaningful participation in camp governance structures.

10 Oct 2018 description

As part of a global-level project aiming at reducing gender-based violence (GBV) risks in camps and camp-like settings, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Global Cluster sought to understand how women’s participation in governance structures could contribute to reducing risks of GBV. Increasing women’s participation is an important path to improving gender equality and women’s empowerment.

09 Oct 2018 description

by Moses Pasi and Leni Kinzli

Activists and members of women’s groups in Juba are insisting on their crucial role to bringing lasting peace to South Sudan, in light of the country’s revitalized peace agreement signed last month in Addis Ababa.

“We need to close the gender gap for women to participate and take on their role as the owners of the agreement,” said Gloria Nyoka, a member of EVE Organization for Women Development.

08 Oct 2018 description

Comité exécutif du Programme du Haut Commissaire
Soixante-neuvième session
Genève, 1er au 5 octobre 2018
Point 4 a) de l’ordre du jour provisoire Examen des rapports sur les travaux du Comité permanent Protection internationale

Note sur la protection internationale

**Rapport du Haut Commissaire

Résumé

08 Oct 2018 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session Geneva, 1 to 5 October 2018
Item 4 (a) of the provisional agenda
Consideration of reports on the work of the Standing Committee International Protection

Note on international protection

Report of the High Commissioner

08 Oct 2018 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, New York, 5 October 2018: The African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the co-chair of the AU FemWise, Ms Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, and the Executive Director for UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will undertake a joint visit to South Sudan from 07 – 09 October 2018.

08 Oct 2018 description

BEATRICE MATEGWA

A joint UN and AU delegation on a three-day visit to South Sudan has expressed their solidarity with the people and leadership of the country, saying they are ready to help support the peace agreement signed recently in Addis Ababa.

Their visit is also aimed at addressing “in a stronger manner the challenges facing women and girls” in the country.

28 Sep 2018 description

Participants at a just-concluded two-day workshop have highlighted an urgent need for the prevention and mitigation of Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) in South Sudan, raising concerns over the alarming state of SGBV in the country.

22 Sep 2018 description

This study, conducted as part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises programme funded by the UK government, explores how programmes and policies to prevent and respond to VAWG have been integrated and addressed within post-conflict state-building policy and programming; and how, in conflict-affected countries, VAWG is related to efforts to achieve peace and stability.

17 Sep 2018 description

UN Women Country Office South Sudan and WFP Country Office South Sudan yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement towards transformational gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes within their agencies’ work in South Sudan. The Memorandum of Understanding which the leaders of both agencies applauded, was seen as a significant step towards serving vulnerable women, men, youth, girls and boys in South Sudan with a focused gender analytical lens.

11 Sep 2018 description

The Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP) convenes key humanitarian agencies to work toward system-wide accountability for genderbased violence (GBV) prevention and response in emergencies. Our goal as a partnership is that all actors prioritize and coordinate GBV response services and integrate GBV prevention across sectors from the outset of an emergency.

03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

29,000 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed

USD 2.91 m cash-based transfers made*

US$ 449.39 m six months (September 2018-February 2019) net funding requirements

3.15 m people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

27 Aug 2018 description

Seeds and tools for mothers provide boost to family’s nutrition and livelihoods

Written and photos by Corrie Butler

Mary, Regina and Angelina stand proudly in front of their new garden they’ve built in their community in Panameth, Aweil East, South Sudan. As women, they’ve come together to plant several different seeds that will provide them and their families with a more nutritionally-rich diet and a sustainable livelihood for the years to come.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

As the global community prepares to mark World Humanitarian Day, the joint challenges of conflict and hunger are at the forefront of our minds. Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Caitriona Dowd, shares five things to know about conflict and hunger, and what can be done to break the cycle.

1. Conflict is on the rise and is driving humanitarian needs

16 Aug 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern’s commitment to leaving no one behind has increasingly taken the organisation to fragile contexts, where the devastating consequences of conflict and resulting levels of human suffering have soared in recent years.

19 Jul 2018 description

ECW Annual Results Report: Over 650,000 Children Reached in the Fund’s First Year of Operations

New York, 6 July 2018 – The just-released ECW annual results report shows ECW’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the Fund’s first year of operations from April 2017 to March 2018. In total ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.

13 Jul 2018 description

A comprehensive response to energy needs and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) within Ethiopia’s refugee population

Working to bring together a broad range of stakeholders committed to safeguarding refugees from protection risks, a comprehensive multi-sector approach; to be prototyped in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region, aims to further access to energy solutions for cooking, and the adoption of coordinated mitigation and response interventions in instances of SGBV amongst the South Sudanese refugee population.

09 Jul 2018 description

Refugees tend to be more accommodating of ethnic differences, which makes them good agents for peacebuilding

BY TSION TADESSE ABEBE AND SELAM TADESSE

Today, 9 July, marks the seventh anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, more than four years of which have been marred by conflict. Disagreement between President Salva Kiir Mayardit (of the Dinka ethnic group) and his rival, former vice president Riek Machar (who is Nuer), led to the outbreak of the conflict in 2013.