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Family law reform in Sudan: A never ending story?
(CMI Brief no. 2018:08, Report, 2018-06-01)
The family law in Sudan, legalises child marriage, stipulates a wife’s obedience to her husband, and gives the male guardian veto power on women’s consent to marriage. #JusticeforNoura has shone a spotlight on early and ...
Enemies of the state: Curbing women activists advocating rape reform in Sudan
(Journal of International Women's Studies vol. 18 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
Sudanese women activists launched a legal campaign in 2009 calling attention to how the country’s Sharia based Criminal Act of 1991 produced impunity for sexual assault in the Darfur conflict. After years of mobilization, ...
Marriage is Politics: Prospects for Women's Equality after the Arab Spring
(CMI Insight 2013:1, Report, 2013-04-30)
Hopes were high that the uprisings that began in 2011 across the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) that have come to be known as “the Arab Spring” would bring not just democratization, but greater gender equality. ...
Sudan country case study: Child rights
(UTV Working Paper 2011:3, Research report, 2011-08-26)
The Paradox of Representation in Sudan: Muslim Women's Diverging Agendas
(CMI Brief vol. 9 no. 1, Report, 2010-02-24)
The international discourse on gender and peacebuilding presupposes a common agenda among all women across religion, ethnicity and class in any given post-confl ict situation. This brief challenges this position by exploring ...
Paper tiger law forbidding FGM in Sudan
(CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 7, Report, 2017-09-01)
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in Sudan. Nine out of ten women have been subjected to this practice. In 2009, a proposed ban on FGM in the National Child Act miserably failed to materialize. ...
Community Views on Child Marriage in Kassala: Prospects for Change
(CMI Report SR 2018:01CMI Report SR 2018:1, Research report, 2018-01-01)
Child marriage is any formal marriage or informal union where one or both parties are under 18 years of age. Child marriage affects both boys and girls, but disproportionately affects girls. Each year, 15 million girls are ...
Women’s Equal Rights and Islam in Sudanese Republican Thought: A Translation of Three Family Law Booklets from 1975, Produced and Circulated by the Republican Sisters
(Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:5, Working paper, 2015-08-01)
This paper includes a translation of three booklets produced by the Sudanese Republican Sisters in commemoration of International Women’s Day in 1975: (i) Women Rights in the Constitution and under Sudanese Sharia Laws , ...
Traditional, but changing, cultural norms: Rural community views on child marriage in Algadaref State, Sudan
(CMI Report SWP 2017:4CMI Report SR 2017:4, Research report, 2017-12-01)
This report investigates child marriage in Algadaref State, located in Sudan’s eastern region. Child marriage is a human rights violation affecting children’s and women’s rights to health, education, equality, ...
Family law reform in Sudan: competing claims for gender justice between sharia and women’s human rights
(CMI Report R 2017:5, Research report, 2017-12-01)
This paper focuses on family law reform in Sudan-a country that has been in a state of perpetual conflict that stretches back long before its independence in 1956. The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in ...