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Title: Women and peace-building in Malakal Central Upper Nile State, South Sudan
Authors: Primato, Batricia Kimbo. P.
Keywords: Women
South Sudan
Issue Date: Mar-2022
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Science
Abstract: This study was undertaken to examine the contribution of women to the process of building peace in Malakal, Central Upper Nile State, South Sudan, and the challenges faced by women while participating in the peace-building process. It was motivated by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), which emphasizes the need for gender-sensitive approaches to peace and stability in post-conflict contexts. The research was guided by three specific objectives, namely (i) to examine ways in which women participate in the peace-building process in Malakal, (ii) to assess the goodwill of participation of women in building peace in Malakal along with (iii) analyzing the hassles faced by women while participating in the peace-building course. A sample of 370 respondents was drawn from the targeted population in the categories that were selected from IGAD, UNMISS, Civil Society, and women organizations using purposive and simple random sampling. Both qualitative and quantitative data were analyzed using different statistical methods, particularly Excel and SPSS. Findings obtained indicated that women participated in peace-building through advocacy, leadership at grassroots levels, collaboration with NGOs, and civil society at large. They also play an effective and vital role in the peace-building process, but their views and ideas are not listened to as much as men. Results also indicated that women lack empowerment and knowledge to make effective decisions per se, and barriers to women's involvement in the peace process are widespread in Malakal. Barriers such as low education, traditional attitudes, sexual harassment, unfavorable government policies, inadequacy in justice ingress as well as cultural and traditional practices were of great concern. Policy recommendations towards redressing these obstacles to women's participation in the peace process were made at the end of the study.
Description: A research report submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Master of Arts Degree in Conflict Resolution And Peace-Building of Kampala International University
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