Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
South Sudan (November 2018) The Security Council should ensure that gender is mainstreamed across all discussions of the situation in South Sudan. SGBV continues to be a key protection concern within South Sudan; there must be improved protection and security measures for women and girls, both within and outside of protection of civilian (PoC) sites. In PoC sites, women’s access to resources and food security is inexorably linked with their physical security and integrity. As such, attention should be given to how the mission can prevent further violence and reduce protection risks for women, particularly through livelihoods patrols, protective accompaniment and establishment of safe areas. In light of the unprecedented and deteriorating food insecurity across the country, the Council should acknowledge that lack of food, water and sanitation resources is further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. Finally, as implementation of the Revitalized Agreement proceeds, the increased role of women in all aspects of the process must be addressed with greater urgency. The Council should call on parties to meet the 35% women’s representation quota in the pre-transition committee, as well as all other implementation mechanisms.