Sudan: Silencing Women Rights Defenders

Sexual Abuse, Intimidation by Security Forces The Sudanese Women Human Rights Project team has participated in conducting the research of this report inside and outside Sudan. (Nairobi) – Sudanese security forces have used sexual violence, intimidation, and other forms of abuse to silence female human rights defenders across the country, Human Rights Watch said in…

Sudan: Where Rape Became the Cheapest Weapon

In a country headed by an internationally wanted war criminal, in a country divided internally by race, religion, and gender, civil wars have become an accepted destiny.  For more than 50 years of independence, Sudan has never witnessed peace; except for a few short years.  When the longest and most brutal civil war in South…

Yara in the White Uniform

I find myself helpless, but to repeat the sentence most of her loved ones and colleagues used during the last 8 months: “I can’t believe that Yara in prison”. The Pan-African Woman Human Rights Defender and prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Yara Sallam was detained while protesting the controversial “protest law” in Egypt, in June…

Sudan: Mass Rape by Army in Darfur

UN, AU Should Press for Protection, International Investigation By Human Rights Watch Special Prosecutor for Crimes in Darfur Yasir Ahmed Mohamed (R) and his team talk to women during an investigation into allegations of mass rape in the village of Tabit, in North Darfur, November 20. © 2014 Reuters (New York) – Sudanese army forces…

Sudan: Police Beat, Arrest Female Students

Human Rights Watch Investigate, Prosecute Violence Against Students (Nairobi, October 15, 2014) – Sudanese authorities should investigate reported abuses, including sexual abuse, of female Darfuri students during a government raid on an all-female dormitory, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should release or charge all those remaining in detention. On October 5 and 6,…

Update:  Formal decision  to release the Nuba women detainees 

  The authorities in Al Obied,  in North Kordofan state, issued today formal order to release the Nuba women detainees in Alobied women prison. In early November, 2013, 32 Nuba women were detained in Kadugli and then transferred to Alobied prison in January, 2013. On April, 2013, the authorities released 14 women after they were transferred to Kadugli. And today the order was issued to transfer the remained 18 women and one child to Kadugli to be released from there as they had been arrested in Kadugli in the first place. Background: The Sudanese security in Kadugli the capital of South Kordofan/Nuba mountains state , started arrest campaign against women in Kadugli , the campaign started in early November 2012 where women had been called for investigations in Security offices in Kadugly about their relations to the Sudanese Peoples liberation Movement/ North , which fighting the Sudanese government in the region since June 2011.      

 Nuba Women Struggle in Two Years of War

August, 2013 Report by: Arry organization for human rights and Nuba Women Activists Group and Sudanese WHRDS Project Introduction: Nuba mountains is in the southern of Sudan, in Southern Kordofan state. The peoples of Nuba mountains are one of the African indigenous peoples in Sudan. The Nuba ethnicity is consist of 100 tribes, their population…

 More than 30 dead, dozens injured and hundreds arrested Women among them  

  Picture of Abeir Alhaj Osman- injured today, bullet in the foot   Alsadig Ibrahim is Nuba activist has been killed at 1:00PM, by live bullet on the head in Omdurman, Albogaa district , while he was participating in the protests today. Alsadig is one of over 20 Sudanese protesters killed today in Khartoum, all of them were shot down by security, mainly plain clothes armed elements using security forces and police cars. Hassan Toto another protester reported dead while writing this statement in Ban Jadeid Hospital in HaJyousif, he was called dead at 7:00PM, after serious injury buy live ammunition on his left side. Since September 23,2013, Sudanese peoples took the streets protesting the lifting of the oil subsidiary. But the protests from the first minute had demanded the topple of the regime, and the main slogan was ( Peoples want to topple the regime). The first protest were in Madani on September, 23, where at least 12 were killed and dozens arrested and the security was using live ammunition from the begning of the protest. Khartoum, Sennar, Kasala, Kosty, Almanagil, And many other Sudanese joined the protests on September 24th,2013, when hundreds of high school students led the protests  in early morning in Althwara in Omdurman. The protest continued at night to reach all over Khartoum neighborhoods, where also live bullets were used to crackdown the protests. On September 25th, the protests were growing in numbers and more Khartoum neighborhoods joined, especially the slums and IDPs areas such as Mayo, in south of Khartoum, and Hajyousif Altkamul and Umbada Dar Alslam, where the security and police used maximum power against the protesters, who had broken the fear barriers and burned the National Congress Party offices and police stations in many locations in Khartoum. In result the security and the plain clothes elements, who thought to be armed members of the ruling party, had been targeting protesters as most of the injuries are in heads, shoulders and hands, it wass also from short distance according to witnesses and relatives of victims. During the last 3 days hundreds has been arrested, and some of them had been subjected to urgent trials, such as in the Omdurman on September, 24, 2013, where judges in Omdurman court ordered of executing their decision of 10 lashes and 200 fines on the protesters. In Alfeteihab in Omdurman also dozens of Nuba students were arrested from their college dorm in the early morning today, the whereabouts of the detainees remain unknown, but witnesses saw the police big trucks taking the students from the dorm. The protesters and witnesses mentioned difficulties in access to medical care as the security elements are harassing patients in some hospitals in Khartoum. Bellow is names and types of injuries or places of deaths of some protesters of today and the past two days:   Name   Gender/Age /Area Place and time Status  1-Alsadig Ibrahim Male / Nuba mountains Omdurman/ 25-9-2013- 1:00PM Dead – Bullet on head – died on street 2-Hassan Toto Male/27years/Nuba mountains Hajuyousif Altkamul/ 25-9-2013- 7:00PM Dead – bullet left side- died in Ban Jadeid hospital 3-Salih Ayoub Salih Male/19 years/Nuba mountains Teiba Alahamda/ 25-9-2013- 5:00PM Dead- bullet on head- Died in Bahry Hospital 4-Bashir Mohamed Ibrahim Male/ 22 years Alkalkla- Khartoum/ 25- 9-2013 Dead- bullet on the head 5-Ahmed Hamad alneil Mansor Male/ high school student Omdurman/ 24- 9-2013 Dead- the police refused to give his family his body until the next day 6-Awooda Ahmed Mohamed Male/ Madani Madani/ 23-9-2013 Dead 7-Mazik Said Ahmed Male/ Madani Madani/ 23-9-2013 Dead 8-Hazaa Iz Eldein Male/19 years/Shmbat Shambat- Bahry- Khartoum North/25-9-2013 Dead 9-Abeir Alhaj Osman Female/26 years/ Nuba mountains Omdurman Althawra/25-9-2013 Injured – bullet in the foot 10-Sami Hassan Male/ 25 years/ Nuba mountains Hajyousif- Khartoum North/ 25-9-2013 Injured- bullet – Ban Jadeid hospital 11-Gasim Adam Albasha…

Sudanese WHRDs at The Frontlines: Report on the Situation of WHRDs in Sudan

Click Here to Download the Full Report The report on the Situation of Sudanese Women Human Rights Defenders, reflects the situation of Sudanese Women Human Rights Defenders during the period from 2009-2012. In this report we try to highlight the main challenges  facing WHRDs in Sudan, and document the escalating violations against them by state…

Update: Jalila Khamis the Nuba activist released today

After 10 months in the detention Jalila Khamis the Nuba woman activist had been released today for lack of evidents after the charges against her were dropped today . Jalila had been detained on March 14th , 2012 for her in helping the IDPs from her home region in Nuba mountains.