Status of women’s and girls’ rights in South Sudan Women and girls in South Sudan face extreme challenges with limited rights to protection, participation and inclusion. As such, South Sudan is among the countries with the highest rates of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the world. Opportunities for education and vocational training are scarce. Laws and patriarchal norms limit women’s ability to inherit land, start a business (women belong in the kitchen and at home), and lead in public affairs. And, most of the more than 4 million South Sudanese who are forcibly displaced are women and girl. In
Combating child marriage and bringing it down to zero cannot happen without critical investments in digital technology and access. Tweet Source: UNFPA ESARO Blog by Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi, Regional Director a.i. From resisting violence against women and girls, to advocating for climate action, to asserting the rights of a girl and a woman to decide what happens to her body–the unrelenting power of today’s girls and young women to stand up for their rights and harness technology to project the future they want is evident. But not all girls can vocalise or assert their rights. Especially not the one in
Source: SIHA Network, September 2021. On August 15th 2021, Sudanese artist, Fatim Ibrahim Hassan (also known as ‘Marwa Al-Dowaliya’) was physically assaulted and sexually harassed, according to her alleged statement to SIHA on August 19/2021, by 13 policemen from “Sharg Al Nile Police station” of the “community Security division”, which has been known since the Al-Bashir regime as the Sudan Public Order law divison. Marwa was assaulted alongside another 8 women and 21 men. This situation happened during a police raid on a wedding ceremony in Khartoum North – Sharg Al Nile area. Marwa allegedly indicated that she and the
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Status of women’s and girls’ rights in South Sudan Women and girls in South Sudan face extreme challenges with limited rights to protection, participation and inclusion. As such, South Sudan
Dissemination of the findings of the Study on Review of Discriminatory Laws related to Violence against Women in Africa
Join us for a time of insightful sharing and discussion of the findings of selected African countries’ reports on review of discriminatory laws relating to violence against women in Africa.
This 28 September 2023 marks the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion. We, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA) of