JUBA – A report by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has cited corruption in South Sudan as one of barriers that undermine women development in the world’s youngest country giving recommendations on how South Sudan can move forward.
“The Committee observed that corruption in the extraction of oil and gas leads to significant losses of revenue that could have been utilized for public services for women,” the report seen by Sudans Post reads in part.
The report went on to recommend that the government allocate enough funds to programmes that address problems undermine women development in the East African country and to also address consequences of war on women and girls.
“It recommended that South Sudan earmark an adequate portion of the revenues from the exploitation of all natural resources for programmes to empower women and girls,” the report said.
“In addition, the Committee recommended that the State party ensure that transitional justice processes effectively address consequences of the conflict on women and girls,” the report added.
The United Nations report that was released on Monday also cited several barriers against women in Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and Yemen