A wide variety of armed groups have been accused of committing abuses against civilians in South Sudan, including sexual violence, which is frequently used as a tactic to displace and terrorise rival communities. Insecurity Insight documents such violence. Our data is accessible on the Humanitarian Data Exchange here.
Insecurity Insight’s latest report on sexual violence in South Sudan analyses 40 reported incidents of conflict-related sexual violence between January 2020 and August 2021. It revealed that women and girls were often attacked by members of state forces during clashes with armed groups and counter-insurgency operations, highlighting the extent to which sexual violence may form part of a strategy to fight insurgents by attacking their families or to strengthen group cohesion among perpetrators. The full report is accessible here.