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About Yosra Akasha

Yosra is a Sudanese blogger & activist. As an advocate for the rights of women, refugees & displaced communities, Yosra has been selected as a correspondent for Voices of Our Future 2013 by World Pulse. She blogs in English/Arabic here & tweets @sudanesedream

Articles by Yosra Akasha

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

‘Killing a student is killing a nation’: Sudanese universities revolt

Seven Sudanese public universities have witnessed waves of protests during the past week: the crackdown on civil society has made them the only spaces left to exercise freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Sudan and Operation Decisive Storm

Major opposition parties in Sudan boycotted the elections that took place earlier this month, but are now supporting the government's decision to join Operation Decisive Storm disregarding the effect this will have on the people of Yemen.

Tabit and sexual violence in Darfur

Darfur has practically been closed off to journalists, politicians and independent civil society organizations, and sexual violence and rape have now become a reality in women's day-to-day lives.

It’s always the woman’s fault

In the day-to-day lives of women in Sudan, it's easy for a man to rape a women and get away with it. However, a woman has to know the right people if she hopes to get anywhere close to justice.

The myth of peace in Darfur

The National Congress Party’s (NCP) peace agreements, like the DDPD, will never achieve peace as long as their signatories exclude the real actors in the conflict.

#Strike4Sudan - its supporters and its critics debate the way forward

Activists criticizing the strike are searching for more radical revolutionary actions. The feeling of responsibility for change is the driving force both for supporters and opponents of #Strike4Sudan.

Sudan: peaceful revolution a dream

Although the wave of protests has shrunk during the past few days, the list of grievances is increasing. Popular anger will soon explode in the streets: it’s only a matter of time.

Floods in Sudan: intervention beyond community-based initiatives is needed

Charitable initiatives, like Sadaggat and Shariee Alhawadith, have been providing food and clothes as well as medical care for years. They offer much-needed assistance and an ‘alternative’ to the official social welfare system which does not exist.

Islamists in Sudan: too many faces of the same coin

It has been really amazing to see dictators speaking of democracy and criminals demanding justice.


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