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South Sudan: Does Juba Even Care About Protecting Girls From Sexual Violence?

Expand Women line up for food rations at a distribution site in Bentiu, South Sudan, on December 8, 2018. © 2018 Nyagoah Tut Pur/Human Rights Watch In December after reports of the mass rape of women in and around Bentiu town surfaced, South Sudan’s response was a denial, followed by a rushed investigation  by a committee headed by the Minister for Gender, Child and Social Welfare. The committee ended its investigation after only two days on the ground, declaring that the rapes were “not a true story.”   Rape and gang rape, abductions, forced mutilations and other sex crimes, consistent features…

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