Ferdous Al Toum was sentenced to be flogged 20 lashes and a fine. She has appealed this sentence. Rehab Omer Kakoum was sentenced to a heavy fine and has appealed this. Trials against eight of the 10 female Christian students charged with “indecent dress” have concluded.

The Public Order Police have charged 10 female Christian students with "indecent dress” and subjected them to verbal abuse during their detention. The charge carries the punishment of flogging.

 تهدف ورقة النقاش هذه إلى الكشف عن خبرة النساء السودانيات حول ما يطلق عليه بالعامية السودانية »قانون النظام العام« كما انها من جانب اخر تسعى للكشف عن ان قانون النظام العام فى كل ابعاده ومظاهره ينتقص من القيم األساسية للرجال والنساء وبشكل اوضح وادق للنساء وذلك فيما يحدده من محظورات وفى اليات تنفيذه وفى العقوبات التى ينص عليها، لذلك يعد ذو اثر كبير على حياة العديد من النساء على مستويات حياتهن املختلفة وحتديدا النساء الفقيرات والنساء فى املناطق املهمشة والطالبات في املدارس واجلامعات . 

By Hikma Ahmed, ACAL

Saadia Rajab is a 22 year old Sudanese woman who was charged with adultery and sentenced to death by stoning.

When she first appeared at the Alhaj-Yousf/Bahri Public Order Court in the north of Khartoum, Saadia did not have any legal representation and admitted that she had a relationship with a man while being married to another. She was sentenced to "lapidation" (stoning to death) under Article 146 of the Sudanese Criminal Act of 1991.[i] But, in accordance with Article 144g of Sudan's 1991 Criminal Procedure Law, the judge postponed implementation of the sentence and ordered her to return to court after a month.

 Ce document  trace les expériences des femmes soudanaises suite a l’application du régime “d’ordre public” au Soudan.

In  this Report, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, provides an overview of the legally binding provisions, implementing mechanisms and relevant jurisprudence regarding violence against women in three regional human rights systems: the African, European and Inter-American systems.

 Please download the pdf to read the full paper.

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, discusses the existing legal standards and practices regarding violence against women in three regional human rights systems: the African, European and Inter-American systems. The Addendum to the Report also shade lights on the normative gap in international law as regards violence against women.

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Rashida Manjoo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, conducted an official visit to Sudan, invited by the Government, to analyse the  causes and consequences of VAW across the Country. She observed that violence against women is an issue of concern in Sudan despite the existence of programme, policies and laws. Reports and interviews refer to the existence of violence in the family and the community, including against women and girl children, whether physical, psychological, sexual or economic.

Boko Haram killed thousands of people, abducted at least 2000 women and girls and forced more than a million to flee their homes. Through a campaign of almost daily killings, bombings, abductions, looting and burning, Boko Haram crippled normal life in north-east Nigeria. Schools, churches, mosques and other public buildings were destroyed. Boko Haram brutally mistreated civilians trapped in areas under its control.

WLUML networker from Mali, Mariam Diallo Drame spoke to France 24 ahead of International Women's Day 2015.