An extensive, participatory field research undertaken with activists, grass-roots leaders, and elites, comprising interviews and community consultations, Falling Through the Cracks addresses traditions, practices and views related to dowry, domestic violence, divorce and adultery that perpetuate prejudice policies and the violation of women’s rights in South Sudan. Against the backdrop of the construction of the new Republic of South Sudan, the volume draws attention to gender identity and structural violence. A call to review contexts of customs and to enact existing conventions, bills and instruments that protect human rights, it is an agenda for action and gives a voice to women who are imprisoned, victimized and persecuted – in the cracks between the inadequacies of the traditional law and the statuary system.
Falling through the cracks
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