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World’s Worst Case For Women’s Rights – Death Sentence For Raped Teen In Sudan

World’s Worst Case For Women’s Rights – Death Sentence For Raped Teen In Sudan

 The death sentence for a 19-year-old girl in Sudan who murdered her husband after he tried to rape her was named on Tuesday as the world’s worst court ruling for women’s rights this year. Noura Hussein was sentenced to death in May after a Sharia court, which follows Islamic religious laws, found her guilty of […]

‘Sexual Violence, FGM On The Increase In Sudan’

‘Sexual Violence, FGM On The Increase In Sudan’

 A Sudanese human rights organisation has highlighted an increase in sexual and physical violence against women and children in the country, as well as endemic female genital mutilation (FGM). Speaking at the launch of the 16-day Women’s Initiative and Building Trust campaign to combat violence against women in Khartoum on Thursday evening, Nahid Jabrallah, the […]

UN Helps ‘380 Mudslide Victims’ In Jebel Marra, Sudan

UN Helps ‘380 Mudslide Victims’ In Jebel Marra, Sudan

The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan has welcomed a three-month unilateral cessation of hostilities by the rebel SLA-AW. It has allowed aid assistance to an estimated 380 people. The rebels accused the Sudanese army of shelling southwestern Jebel Marra. A joint team comprised of Unamid civilian staff, the humanitarian country team, and […]

Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring In Sudan

Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring In Sudan

Police in Sudan’s capital have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, 85 of them minors. Some of the victims rescued in Khartoum were 10 years old. Interpol, the international police organization, broke up the trafficking ring in Operation Sawiyan that was conducted August 26 – 30. Twelve women and two men were arrested in the […]

Newspaper Headline Helps Woman Retrieve Lost Cash In Sudan

Newspaper Headline Helps Woman Retrieve Lost  Cash In Sudan

Office employee Hanan Mohammad Abdelrahman had never thought it possible to lose a huge sum of money sent to her from her cousin working abroad to help his family buy a home. Hanan said in a Sudanow interview that after cashing the sum in Sudanese pounds, she took the money secured to her by the […]

Women Protest Drowning of Children At Khartoum Ministry

Women Protest Drowning of Children At Khartoum Ministry

 Dozens of women staged a demonstration outside Khartoum’s Ministry of Education yesterday after 22 students and a woman drowned in River Nile state on Wednesday. The boat was reportedly taking them from El Kanisa area of El Kabna administrative unit on their way to schools in the area. The cause of the accident has been […]

Sudanese Woman Activist Faces Death Sentence

Sudanese Woman Activist Faces Death Sentence

 A prominent Sudanese rights activist opposed to government’s morality laws criminalising “indecent dressing” is facing a death sentence following trumped up charges of crimes against the state. Police arrested Wini Omer, a frequent target for prosecution by authorities, in the capital Khartoum on International Human Rights Day in December 10 for allegedly wearing “inappropriate” clothes. […]

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Five years ago, the prevalence of harmful traditional practices were very high in Somali state. The government has been trying to reduce such practices thereby making the state free from such harmful traditions. Together with other stakeholders, the states’ Culture and Tourism Office has also been working extensively to achieving this objective. The office is […]

The Tale Of Repression And Impunity Amongst Women In Sudan

The Tale Of Repression And Impunity Amongst Women In Sudan

 United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi concluded a visit to Sudan from 14 to 24 April. He expressed several of his concerns, including the Sudanese authorities’ violent reaction to widespread protests in January and February this year. A press conference was held in Khartoum at the end […]

It Took 30 Years To Get Something Done Concerning FGM In Sudan

It Took 30 Years To Get Something Done Concerning FGM In Sudan

El Obeid — In the early 1980s, Abdullah Ali Abdullah saw constant infections and childbirth complications while volunteering in a health centre in Sudan’s North Kordofan state. He soon realized many of these issues had the same root cause – female genital mutilation (FGM). “This was my first experience with FGM,” he recalled recently. “I […]

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