Darfur / South Sudan / SudanDuring the Security Council mission to Sudan, the Council members must meet with women’s human rights defenders, including those seeking to engage in the ongoing peace processes. The Council should ensure it always meets with women’s human rights defenders on its missions (1325, OP15; reaffirmed in 1889, OP14). The expected report on UNMIS should address contingency plans for women’s protection over the next few months as well as detail how the UN will better support women’s security and participation in the long-term. The report should also include information on:
- Disarmament operations which continue throughout Southern Sudan and have involved serious abuses against women and girls, including torture and other ill-treatment aimed at extracting information on the location of arms supplies. UNMIS must mobilize immediately to develop contingency plans for improving women’s protection in advance of the referendum, including through ensuring that humanitarian assistance is increased in the next few months.
- Progress made, or lack thereof, of all parties and the UN, to protect women and girls from gender-based crimes and ensure access to remedy, including full reparations, for victims.
- Services for survivors of sexual and gender-based crimes are virtually non-existent and urgently needed in both rural and urban areas throughout Southern Sudan. Currently, most services available, including clinical management of rape within the hospitals, is provided only at the state level requiring women and girls to walk or travel for hours or days to seek care.
- An evaluation of the effectiveness of the completed comprehensive strategy on sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response, as per the Secretary-General’s report on UNAMID (S/2010/382) of 14 July 2010, and requested in SCR 1935 (OP 18);
- How the UN’s Analytical Inventory of Peacekeeping Practice: Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence is applied.
- Measures taken to ensure displaced women and girls have safe access to fuel and firewood.
- How reintegration programs include young women associated with fighting forces, through education and training components.