15-16 March, 2018, Juba, the CTSAMM held a two-day training for Civil Society in Juba on reporting of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The recently signed Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) gives specific mention to the prohibition of SGBV and therefore the training will enable CTSAMM and civil society work more collaboratively in the reporting of such incidents.
The training included a general introduction to CTSAMM and the ACOH, a brief on CTSAMMs role in reporting humanitarian access violations, SGBV definitions and SGBV incidents that CTSAMM considers violations of the ACOH. The training also included a practical exercise in which participants were given a SGBV case study and were then asked to present it in the form of a report.
The two-day session was closed by the Acting Head of the EU Delegation to South Sudan Frances Collins. In her closing statement the Head of the EU delegation remarked on the importance of reporting cases of SGBV as a way of reducing the likelihood of such incidents in the future. The participants thanked CTSAMM for conducting the workshop and requested more training on these issues particularly at the grassroots level.