Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Darfur – Sudan, Abyei & Darfur (June 2016)
The Security Council is expected to renew the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) mandate. The Council should expand the current provisions in the mandate related to women, peace and security (SCR 2228 (2015), OPs 19, 24) by strengthening language concerning women and civil society’s participation in the ongoing political dialogue, transitional justice mechanisms and all security-related matters, including ceasefire monitoring and DDR programming. The patterns of ethnically motivated sexual violence (S/2016/361), including SGBV in and around IDP camps (S/2015/1027), and the prioritization of civilian protection, necessitates the continued deployment and engagement of qualified WPAs, in order to ensure there is capacity for monitoring SGBV and support for the development and implementation of a structured framework on conflict-related sexual violence (SCR 2228 (2015), OP 24), even in the context of a phased drawdown. There should be language in UNAMID’s mandate which explicitly links protection efforts with activities supporting women’s participation, including consultations with female IDPs and women’s organizations regarding the design and implementation of active patrolling and community policing safety for women engaging in livelihood activities, and justice reform and accountability.