8th March 2019
In marking of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) recognizes the role played by Women Peace-builders and their participation in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).
As per its mandate in Chapter II of the R-ARCSS, CTSAMVM highly appreciates the representation and participation of women on its Board and in its Mechanisms, who have championed the formation of Gender Based Resolutions on issues of conflict related Sexual and Gender Based Violence; and have strongly advocated for Protection of Women and Girls.
CTSAMVM, through its mechanisms and frameworks, gives due consideration to sustained efforts on Monitoring, Verification and Reporting on allegations of Sexual Gender Based Violence as stipulated in Article 2,1,10 (2,1,10,2) of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA).
The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism is responsible for monitoring, verification, and reporting directly to the IGAD Council of Ministers and the RJMEC. CTSAMVM would like to reiterate that it works in an impartial, professional and thorough manner to investigate alleged breaches of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) on the basis of credible information and complaints submitted by the Parties and others as stipulated in Chapter II of the R-ARCSS. CTSAMVM is working for the betterment of the people of South Sudan, in support of the peace process, and in accordance with agreements, national laws & international law.