Horn of africa Bulletin

Challenging Norms: Marginalised Women and Informal Peacebuilding in South Sudan

This article in the Horn of Africa Bulletin, written by Jihan Ali, conducts a thorough analysis of the persistent exclusion of women from decision-making processes in peacebuilding initiatives across the Horn of Africa, employing South Sudan as a case study. The article titled ''Challenging Norms: Marginalised Women and Informal Peacebuilding in South Sudan'', takes a deep dive into outlining the importance of women's inclusion in peace processes, not just as a matter of justice and rights, but also for achieving more comprehensive and lasting peace outcomes. 

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Jihan Ali

Jihan Ali is currently a political affairs intern at the UN Department of Peace Operations. Previously, she was a liaison officer at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development. She recently completed a postgraduate degree in International Conflict and Security at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent. Her areas of interest are: women, peace, and security; peace processes and inclusion; conflict; and South Sudan She argues that while there have been modest improvements in the representation of women in South Sudan's formal peace processes over time, their involvement remains limited. She proceeds to highlight the crucial role of women in peace processes and the need for their genuine and meaningful inclusion.