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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, ...
Gendered Citizenship in Sudan: Competing Perceptions of Women's Civil Rights within the Family Laws among Northern and Southern Elites in Khartoum
(CMI Working PaperWP 2007: 4, Working paper, 2007)
In classical political thought, citizenship is a gender-neutral abstract personhood. This concept does not travel well when discussing the citizenship of women in the Middle East and Northern Africa. In Sudan, women’s civil ...
Discrimination in the Name of Religious Freedom: The Rights of Women and Non-Muslims after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan
(Research reportR 2007: 5, Research report, 2007)
Government policy since independence has by and large disregarded Sudan’s multi-religious character through continuous Islamisation and Arabisation processes that have fuelled the civil war. International considerations ...
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. ...
Competing Perceptions of Women's Civil Rights in Sudan
(CMI Brief vol. 6 no. 4, Report, 2007-07-19)
During the peace process in Sudan women were merely "guests at the table. The role permitted to women during negotiations was based on a perception of them as passive victims of war, not active players in politics and ...
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 ...