By Friederike Bubenzer and Elizabeth Lacey
Date of publication: July 2013
Policy Brief No 12: Opportunities for Gender Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan
As Africa’s youngest nation embarks on the journey of becoming a democratic state within the global political arena, one of the most pressing questions is what South Sudanâ€™s government as well as the international community can and should do in order to promote gender justice and ensure that men and women enjoy the same quality of life, and the same rights before the law and in their everyday existence. Constructively and proactively addressing these crucial issues within the early stages of the post-conflict reconciliation and social cohesion agenda could contribute to setting an important precedent through the building of a just socioeconomic and political foundation upon which South Sudan’s democracy could flourish.