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About Sara Abbas

Sara Abbas is a Sudanese-born freelance journalist and researcher. Her research focuses on women's pathways into politics in her region. Follow her tweets @AfroArabana


Articles by Sara Abbas

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Niki Seth-Smith is a freelance journalist and contributing editor to 50.50.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Revolution is female: the uprising of women in the Arab world

The Arabic word for revolution, thawra, has a female gender. So does the word ’huriya (freedom), and so does the word intifada (uprising). Sara Abbas talks to the social media revolutionaries behind The Uprising of Women in the Arab World, a facebook group that is taking patriarchy head-on

Sudan: a lonely road for women MPs in opposition

With the secession of South Sudan on July 9th, North Sudan returns to a familiar and depressing status quo - one party rule. With the elimination of southern constituency seats in Sudan’s National Assembly, only five women members of parliament remain in the opposition. Sara Abbas spoke to two of them
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