When the UN Human Rights Council meets this week to discuss the
human rights situation in Sudan, will member states condemn the targeted
attacks on civilians and mass forced displacement caused by Sudanese forces? Or will they
keep sending a strong signal that Sudan can, and will, continue to get away
Though attention may have shifted away from Darfur, the conflict is far from over. The internally displaced are being pressured to 'return' when the issues from which they fled have yet to be resolved.
The sentencing to death in Sudan of Meriam Ishag for 'apostasy' is a brutal example of a wider pattern of exclusion on racial, religious and gender lines. The majority of Sudanese experience some form of marginalisation, economically, politically, or culturally.
Ibrahim Yahya is incarcerated and shackled in Sudan'sOmdurman
Women’s Prison. Her twenty month old child and her new born baby are with her. Charged with apostasy earlier this month, she faces
flogging and then death by hanging.
In a courageous and unique act of
collective action, students at the University of Khartoum in Sudan have gone on
strike to protest the killing of a fellow student; demanding justice and a
campus free of violence. Will their demands be met?
blind to the reasons why threatened minorities and activists are forced to flee
hostile regimes, treating those who
seek asylum with hostility and disdain. We must recognise the bravery of those who want for their country the
freedoms we take for granted.
past 25 years have witnessed fundamental sociopolitical and cultural changes in
Sudan. Women have been the terrain of
many of the uneasy shifts in the country, even down to their skin, which they
are now being encouraged to bleach.
The recent protests in Sudan were
characterized by unprecedented levels of street participation. Dalia Haj-Omar asks why the international
community continues to ignore the regime’s long-term governance failures,
choosing economic interests
over human rights, and failing to offer tangible support for the democracy that
Sudanese citizens are demanding
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.
The early months of 2013
have once again seen the severe deterioration of Darfur’s humanitarian
situation. There may be links between this recent violence, the region’s newly
discovered gold mines and the Government of Sudan.
que las nuevas potencias globales promuevan los derechos humanos fuera de sus
países a través de las Naciones Unidas supone que jugarán con las reglas viejas
y, para que esa presión sea efectiva, que los factores de derechos humanos
condicionarán sus relaciones bilaterales; ninguno de esos supuestos es