Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Darfur – Sudan, Abyei & Darfur (February 2014)
The Security Council is expected to consider a report for the UN Hybrid Operation Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The report should continue the good practice established in previous reports of providing sex-disaggregated data, and should include assessment regarding progress and barriers as per the third benchmark on the rule of law and human rights, particularly in terms of addressing sexual and gender-based violence. The Council should continue to explicitly support the important role of gender advisors, particularly in rebel-held areas where humanitarian needs remain pronounced. With both heightened inter-communal violence and continued violence between rebel groups and the Sudanese government, the Council should prioritize the call for all parties to the conflict to protect civilians, including women and children, from violations, including sexual and gender-based violence, and continue to request the Secretary-General to report on progress made in creating and implementing a strategy to protect women and girls from sexual and gender-based violence. Further, with greater displacement in 2013 than in 2011 and 2012 combined, it is crucial for UNAMID to incorporate a gender lens when assisting the growing number of internally displaced persons.