Every year on 8 March, the world marks International Women’s Day. It is a day for women that represents the push for equality, justice, peace and development. The global theme for this year’s celebration is I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. Nationally in South Sudan, celebrations this year focus on advocating for Gender Equality and 35% Affirmative Action for Peace and Development, especially with regards to the implementation of the Peace Agreement.
We at CTSAMVM appreciate the contribution of South Sudanese women, most especially those who have given voice to others affected by gendered experiences of the conflict, and have ensured that there is need to speak out, be heard and put an end to it.
CTSAMVM, through networks and collaborations of its Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) Monitors, Verifies and Reports on the signatory Parties compliance or non-compliance to gender dimensions as stipulated in Chapter II of the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).
CTSAMVM has verified more than 250 Sexual Gender Based Violations (SGBV), and our Monitors continue to give due consideration to reporting on issues pertaining the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Assistance of 21 December 2017 (ACOH).
CTSAMVM would like to reiterate that it works in an impartial, professional and thorough manner to investigate alleged breaches of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA). CTSAMVM is working for the betterment of the people of South Sudan, in support of the peace process, and in accordance with agreements, national laws & international law.