lisa monaghan

Ochan (2007). Responding to Violence in Ikotos County. South Sudan Government and local Efforts to Restore Order

The study sought to document and analyze community responses to recent violence and local efforts to bring about relative security in Ikotos County, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan. It set out to:
• document and analyze the range of causes and consequences of violence in the area
• understand the gender and generational aspects of the violence and its consequences
• explore mechanisms to bring about security
• explore the role of civilian groups—including church leaders, men, women, youths, children and
elders—in pressing for new gun control laws
• assess the impact of restrictions on weapons imposed in 2004
• understand the short- and long-term future of the security improvement program in Ikotos

Category: Conflict

Sub-category: Armed Groups/Actors, Community, Local