The Situation of Children and Women in South Sudan

A detailed analysis to inform child friendly policies and programmes in South Sudan

A child collecting water at a waterpoint
UNICEF South Sudan/2020/Naftalin


This detailed report developed with the support from the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP) and the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW), provides an update of the situation of children and women in South Sudan in advance of UNICEF’s next planned Country Programme from 2023 aligned to the UN Sustainable Development and Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and the National Development Strategy (NDS).

The report examines the progress, challenges and opportunities for achieving child rights and well-being in South Sudan, and the patterns of deprivation that children face, particularly those children most at risk of being left behind.

The report is aimed to be a resource for all stakeholders advancing children’s rights in South Sudan and focusses on developments since December 2017 when UNICEF South Sudan’s previous situation assessment was published. It aims to help prioritize – and include the voices of – children, women, persons with disabilities and other key groups, in actions at every level towards building a child- and women-friendly South Sudan and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Ministry of Finance and Planning, Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and UNICEF
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