Addressing GBV in South Sudan

The IRC has spoken to women and girls in the South Sudan states of Unity, Lakes, Jonglei, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, and Central Equatoria since the beginning of the conflict that erupted in December 2013. They have told us about the risks they are exposed to and the violence they face: rape, sexual exploitation, abduction and intimate partner violence. The same risks and violence women and girls in emergencies have been exposed to for decades. In this brief, the IRC identifies gaps and recommendations to bring global commitments on GBV in emergencies to manifest in the lives of women and girls in South Sudan. Read the brief here.