Sudanese women are living in a semi war zone under the rule of military for the last three months. Women human rights is under unprecedented attack since the military coup on October 25th, 2021. We present this report in these challenging times to highlight the struggle and resilience of Sudanese women in the face of state militarization and mounting violence.
This report is the first edition in a serious of reports that will be published every three months to monitor the situation of women rights and gender equality in Sudan. The report was planned to be published by the end of October,2021. But the military coup that took place on October 25th, 2021, changed the context of the report focus. The report was focusing on monitoring the status of transitional government performance regarding gender equality with emphasis on women political participation. Due to the development in the country in the last three months, this report covered the period before the coup, but added more attention to the human rights violations against women since the coup. In this report there is three chapters, the first chapter is looking into the situation of gender equality during the transitional government, the second chapter documented the human rights situation after the coup, while the third chapter is dedicated to the situation of women in conflict areas.
The repot data was collected in the period from August 2021 to January 2022. During this period there were many ups and downs that affected the process of transition that ended by the military coup last October. Women groups were leading resistance movement against the mounting threats of militarization throughout the second half of 2021. The buildup of the resistance led by women and youth created immediate reaction against the coup since the first day. Throughout three months of nonstop resistance, women in Sudan paid high prices for democratic change. Women were raped, detained, intimidated, and prosecuted across Sudan. In conflict areas women are facing increased violence since the military coup. This report tried to cover various issues to highlight the situation on the ground. But for Sudanese women, since the morning of October 25th, 2021, the whole country is a war zone. Sudanese women are living under unprecedented amount of oppression of violence that is putting the lives of millions of women at risk across the country.