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Unveiling Gendered Peace: A Policy Analysis of South Sudan´s Strategy for Women, Peace and Security (2015-2020)
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
2024 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the South Sudanese government’s policy titled South Sudan National Action Plan 2015–2020 on UNSCR 1325 to identify the discourses in the policy document and examine whether they can be linked to the concepts of power and agency. The thesis uses the feminist theory of power and agency with Carol Bacchi’s What’s the Problem Represented to be? (WPR) framework as a method to answer the research objectives. The thesis finds that the South Sudanese government justice system is represented as the dominant “problem” representation because the government is represented as lacking the political will to change its formal and customary laws that have harmful consequences for women in South Sudan. The Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare (MGCSW), via the SSNAP, is blaming the government for the overall challenges that South Sudanese women endure, which in turn works contrary to the policy objectives since the government oversees allocating financial resources and enacting legislation. Further, the empowerment and agency of women in South Sudan are also undermined since they are portrayed as powerless and dependent on the change in formal and customary laws by the government.

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2024. , p. 74
Keywords [en]
Feminism, Power, Agency, South Sudan, Women, Gender Equality, Peacebuilding, Patriarchy, Intersectionality, Empowerment, Structural Inequality, Human Rights, Insecurity, Violence
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Gender Studies Social Sciences Other Social Sciences Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-68590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-68590DiVA, id: diva2:1867860
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KS GPS Political Science - Global Politics
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Available from: 2024-06-11 Created: 2024-06-11 Last updated: 2024-06-11Bibliographically approved

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