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  • Aug 5, 2015

    On 27 May 2015, The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, called for a more open and constructive dialogue among all parties to address the causes and consequences of violence against women in Sudan. “The silence and the denials, whether by State authorities or many civil society participants, regarding the subject of violence as experienced by women, is a source of concern,” Ms. Manjoo stressed at the end of her twelve-day official visit to the country.

  • Jun 16, 2014

    40 year old Ibtisam Abaker only had primary school education before she got married. Now, she is divorced with five children, the oldest 12, and the youngest, 6. Ibtisam lives in Banat, west of Kassala. She sells mainly kisra, a popular Sudanese bread made from sorghum. She usually wakes up at 2:30 in the morning to start baking the kisra; then at 8:00 am she hires a donkey cart to the Banat Square 12 market where she sells her goods under the hot sun. She was sick on most days from the heat.

  • Jun 12, 2014

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with its local partner Zenab for Women in Development recently launched a project for improving the lives of female inmates in Gedarif, Kassala, and Red Sea states in East Sudan.

  • May 18, 2014

    “We are getting back to square one (2003) in Darfur” says Saaed Adam Sharfeddin. Due to an upsurge in fighting between the Government’s Rapid Support Force and rebel groups in South Darfur, a total of 19,582 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have recently moved into Kalma camp in Wadi Saleh, South Darfur. Most of the new arrivals are women and children, and rising crime in the camps is becoming a problem.

  • Jul 11, 2013

    Over the years, poor management and administration of the criminal justice system were thought to be the genesis of injustice and social unrest amongst community members across Sudan. In addition, the capital Khartoum has witnessed high rural exodus and influx of immigrants from other countries in recent years accompanied by an increase in crimes rates. This trend has made the tracking and proper reporting of criminal cases a necessity to ensure the future stability of the city.

  • Jul 10, 2013

    Recently, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the National Assembly's Economic and Finance Affairs organized a two- day training workshop on "Financial Monitoring: The Relationship between the Parliament and other Financial Oversight Institutions" aimed at developing and activating parliamentarians' financial oversight role and skills.

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