South Sudan: Country Profile

by Hammad | April 11, 2013
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The South Sudan national government has expressed its commitment to achieving gender equality through the creation of the Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs, aimed at promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. However, significant incompatibility exists within the Transitional Constitution, which contains gender equality clauses but which also legitimizes customary laws and practices that still prevail over the many tribal communities of South Sudan and that perpetuate patriarchal traditions. This incompatibility has so far been unaddressed.

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