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New publication on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Unity State, South Sudan

A new policy brief is published within the research project “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan”. The project is carried out in cooperation by the University for Peace (UPEACE) Centre The Hague, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) and PAX.

Policy Brief - Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Unity State, South Sudan.


This policy brief examines sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Unity State and offers a number of policy options to help reduce the use of SGBV as a weapon of war in South Sudan moving forward.


The brief is structured in three sections. After a short introduction, the first section provides background information on the protection of civilians (POC) site that the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) established in the state capital of Bentiu in 2014. The second section presents survey findings on the incidence of SGBV in Unity State. The third section examines the choices that households in Bentiu POC make when confronted with SGBV.


The publication was covered by media outlet Radio Tamazuj.