31st August 2022

The ministry of Gender in partnership with UN Women, United nations and support by the Swedish government and other stakeholders held a National Consultation workshop for the development of the new South Sudan National Action Plan for the United Nation security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and security (2023-2027).

Group Photo of the participants during the Consultation








Hon. Joseph Bakosoro – National Minister of Public Service


The Minister of public service, Hon. Joseph Bakosoro officiated the workshop on behalf of the ministry of Gender child and social Welfare.







The first National Action Plan (2015-2020) was the government’s first attempt at operationalizing and implementing the objectives of the UNSCR 1325. It’s key objectives were to increase women’s participation in peace processes and the security sector, address issues around prevention, protection, participation and relief and recovery efforts for women with a special focus on survivors of SGBV.

The 2nd SSNAP will cover a five-year period, from 2023 – 2027 with an objective of;

  1. Holding a series of consultation workshops nationally and in the regions to consult widely on priorities for the new NAP.
  2. Aim to hear the views a broad selection of stakeholders across government, security agencies civil society and international partners.
  3. Identify key priorities for the 2nd NAP in the different areas / pillars of Women, Peace and Security in the current South Sudan Context.
  4. Discuss how the implementation arrangements for the 2nd NAP can be strengthened to build an inclusive process, better coordination, resources for implementation, monitoring and accountability.

The workshop also had a group work session with 4 pillars to focus on

  1. PREVENTION (Legal framework, reforms including SSR, addressing root causes)
  2. PARTICIPATION (Women’s representation in decision – making and role in peace negotiations)
  3. PROTECTION (protection rights/ needs. SGBV protection)
  4. RELIEF AND RECOVERY (Gender in post conflict recovery; health, trauma &SGBV services; women’s role leading recovery processes)

And building a strong and inclusive process for IMPLEMENTATION of the 2nd NAP (coordination, monitoring, resources and accountability).



Rukaya Mohammed – Deputy Country Director UN Women