Economic and Social Costs of Violence Against Women in South Sudan

Technical Report

Authored by: Khalifa Elmusharaf, Stacey Scriver, Mrinal Chadha, et al.

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Economic Participation, Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health
Country: South Sudan
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2019
Citation: Elmusharaf, K., Scriver, S., Chadha, M., Ballantine, C., Sabir, M., Raghavendra, S., Duvvury, N., Kennedy, J., Grant-Vest, S. and Edopu, P. 2019. Economic and Social Costs of Violence Against Women and Girls in South Sudan: Country Technical Report.

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Executive Summary

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is widely recognised as a violation of human rights and a challenge to public health. Further, VAWG is an under-examined, but crucial component of the overall crisis in South Sudan. VAWG has economic and social costs that have not been adequately recognised either in South Sudan or internationally. These costs not only impact individual women and their families but also ripple through society and the economy at large. The impacts of VAWG on economic development has not been adequately investigated, analysed or quantified in South Sudan.