Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Southern Sudanese women evaluate the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

A Sudanese woman, Amel Aldehaib, recently did research on the experiences of Sudanese women following the signing in 2005 of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

The paper argues that the current peace, while it has been successful in transforming class identity, has failed to transform gender identity, allowing violations against women to continue unchecked.

In addition, the paper states that the CPA has failed to play a role in improving the situation for women. It explores the way in which customary law, which is protected by the CPA, continues to perpetuate gender inequality.

Titled "Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement Viewed through the Eyes of the Women of South Sudan," (PDF) the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa published the paper in 2010.

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