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Policy Brief - Refugee Women’s Inclusion in the Implementation of the Revitalized Agreement for the

27 May 2022

Summary

The more inclusive Revitalized Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) of September 2018, and its ongoing implementation, therefore represent an important opportunity to mitigate the high human, social, economic, and political cost of decades of conflict, and to build and sustain inclusive peace. [...] The statements made and views expressed in this paper are solely the responsibility of the author and do not represent the views of the Wilson Center or the Carnegie Corporation of New York. [...] By meaningfully including the voices and agency of diverse women in refugee settlements—including youth and women with disabilities—peace parties, supporters of the R-ARCSS, and Uganda and South Sudan stand to reap the benefits of sustained peace. [...] Work with the Government of Uganda and international partners to establish and operationalize practical measures that ensure the sustained inclusion of refugee women within settlements in decision-making on peace and the future of South Sudan. [...] Prioritize the specific case of refugee women within settlements in efforts to encourage and support the Government of South Sudan to ensure women’s meaningful participation in peace and security processes, particularly related to the R-ARCSS.

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