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Latest items for South Sudan

Feb. 11, 2024, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"A UN panel of experts on human rights in South Sudan has called on the government to investigate and prosecute top officials for their alleged role in sexual violence. It said the government should immediately remove from office and investigate state governors and county commissioners linked to systematic rape" (para 2-3).
Feb. 11, 2024, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"A UN panel of experts on human rights in South Sudan has called on the government to investigate and prosecute top officials for their alleged role in sexual violence. It said the government should immediately remove from office and investigate state governors and county commissioners linked to systematic rape" (para 2-3). "'Nowhere in the world do you find so many women who experience conflict by being repeatedly gang raped... while the men responsible are promoted and rewarded,' said Yasmin Sooka, the chairperson of the panel" (para 5). "'This year we have seen the most dehumanising sexual violence in South Sudan for which the government bears responsibility because of its failure...more
Feb. 11, 2024, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-1

""Yasmin Sooka said the incidents of gang rapes have been happening from 2013" (para 1). "A UN panel of experts on human rights in South Sudan has called on the government to investigate and prosecute top officials for their alleged role in sexual violence. It said the government should immediately remove from office and investigate state governors and county commissioners linked to systematic rape" (para 2-3). "'Nowhere in the world do you find so many women who experience conflict by being repeatedly gang raped... while the men responsible are promoted and rewarded,' said Yasmin Sooka, the chairperson of the panel" (para 5). "'This year we have seen the most dehumanising...more
Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to 2022 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls (aged 15-49) in South Sudan who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 41 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Korea, Peru, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Denmark, Estonia, Gambia, Guinea, Iceland, India, Liberia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Togo
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in South Sudan was 1,223 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in South Sudan is 70.9% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in South Sudan is 56 years for women and 53 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in South Sudan is 60.8 years for men and 64.8 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 8, 2023, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: IRP-LAW-6

"Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing? No" (para. 4).
Nov. 8, 2023, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: IRP-LAW-4

"Is there mandatory registration? No" (para. 5). "Is sex work recognised as work? No" (para. 6). "Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation? No" (para. 7).
Nov. 8, 2023, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Is selling sex criminalised? Selling sex is legal but soliciting in a public place is illegal" (para. 1). "Is buying sex criminalised? No" (para. 2). "Is organising/managing criminalised? Facilitating 'prostitution' is illegal, which includes running a brothel, soliciting on behalf of sex workers, 'effecting prostitute's entry into a brothel', 'brought or assisted in bringing prostitute to South Sudan'; 'demands payment from prostitute' for any past or present "immoral connection". Procuring is also illegal. Living on the earnings also criminalised and classed as being a "vagabond" (article 379)" (para. 3).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands, South Sudan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"28.9 births per 1000 population"
June 20, 2023, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Different ethnic groups have customary laws that may contradict national laws and that often discriminate against women." (ERD-CODER COMMENT: The laws of South Sudan were not accessible and it is reasonable to assume that the customary laws are recognized or prevail over any other marriage law that may govern the country)
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Central African Rep, Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Despite robust legal protections in the Transitional Constitution and the 2009 Land Act, gaps in recognition and implementation of legal provisions mean that women continue to face daily challenges to assert their rights to access, own, and inherit land in South Sudan" (para 3). "The workshop facilitated the sharing of experiences and concerns relating to women’s housing, land and property rights. As one woman expressed, 'I do not own land, cattle, goat, chicken or any property, such things are owned by men, I only take care of them.' Another woman voiced her apprehension, 'If you are widowed and have no children, you will be left without any support from your...more
Jan. 3, 2023, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"In some communities, when the husband dies, the widow is inherited by her husband’s family members and retains the user’s rights. In the central and eastern regions, when the male children are too young to inherit properties, a male relative is usually designated as trustee until the sons come of age" (para 7, 8)
Jan. 3, 2023, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"But South Sudan’s Constitution and Land Act 2009 assert the rights of women to own properties" (para 9). "'The issues relating to land and property and restitution are heavily influenced by customary laws in rural areas. That mentality and attitudes have accrued up to the municipality level, up to town council level,' Justice Ajonye said. 'The customary law practices vary from one community to others with slight similarities so you could see where women’s rights on land and poetry are placed. It is a bit complex especially the factors underling the land and property right in the republic of South Sudan. Particularly the discriminatory customs and lack of an elaborate...more
Jan. 3, 2023, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Women in South Sudan are forced to acquire land through their husbands or male family members, with the derived rights being weaker than primary male rights. They also face problems in maintaining their land rights in the case of divorce or husband’s death. The traditions ensure women lose everything, including land and other properties in case of divorce" (para 4-6).
Jan. 3, 2023, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1

"Despite robust legal protections in the Transitional Constitution and the 2009 Land Act, gaps in recognition and implementation of legal provisions mean that women continue to face daily challenges to assert their rights to access, own, and inherit land in South Sudan" (para 3). "The workshop facilitated the sharing of experiences and concerns relating to women’s housing, land and property rights. As one woman expressed, 'I do not own land, cattle, goat, chicken or any property, such things are owned by men, I only take care of them.' Another woman voiced her apprehension, 'If you are widowed and have no children, you will be left without any support from your...more
Jan. 3, 2023, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1

"Despite robust legal protections in the Transitional Constitution and the 2009 Land Act, gaps in recognition and implementation of legal provisions mean that women continue to face daily challenges to assert their rights to access, own, and inherit land in South Sudan" (para 3).
Dec. 8, 2022, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Chad, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Taiwan, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-5

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Dec. 8, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CONST-SCALE-1

2.0
Dec. 8, 2022, 11:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: ATC-SCALE-2

1.0
Dec. 8, 2022, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, China, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: ATC-SCALE-1

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