Launch of SGBV Pocket Book

With support from UNDP Access to Justice Project and funding by the United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Human Rights Initiative (HRI) published a pocket book that explains the legal provisions relating to the above subject. The pocket book will be launched tomorrow Wednesday 27 September 2017 at Juba Landmark Hotel starting at 8.45 am.

This pocket book will help ensure that the relevant laws are accessible and clearer thereby helping raise the level of awareness. This will complement UNDP’s continued efforts to ensure improved enforcement of the SGBV laws.

SGBV is a serious problem in the country. The pocket book contains a summary and analysis of the laws of South Sudan that govern the protection of women against SGBV. The laws of South Sudan provide for the protection of women and girls against discrimination, forced marriage and gender based violence.

What: Launch of SGBV Pocket Book.

When: 27 September at 08:45 am.

Where: Juba Landmark Hotel.

Who: Hon. Awut Deng Acuil, Minister of Gender, child and social welfare Mr. Taban Romano, Executive Director, HRI, SOUTH SUDAN Director, US INL, South Sudan Rowland Cole, Chief Technical Advisor, UNDP, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

Source:United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).