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.
Almost two years since the eruption of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation continues to deteriorate with women and small children making up the majority of most recent casualties, a representative from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the country said today.
(Nairobi) – Security forces in Sudan arrested dozens of opposition party members, students, and political activists, in the lead up to, during, and after national elections, April 13 to 16, 2015.
Those arrested included people participating in a campaign to boycott the elections “Irhal” (or “Go!” in Arabic). The African Center for Justice and Peace Studies, in a statement released the day after polls closed, documented 22 arrests on April 12 alone. Sudanese monitoring groups have reported dozens of additional arrests.
السودان ـ عمليات اغتصاب جماعي من جانب الجيش في دارفور
على الأمم المتحدة والاتحاد الأفريقي الضغط للمطالبة بالحماية والتحقيق الدولي
(نيويورك، 11 فبراير/شباط 2015) ـ قالت هيومن رايتس ووتش في تقرير منشور اليوم إن قوات الجيش السوداني قامت باغتصاب ما يزيد على 200 سيدة وفتاة في هجوم منسق على بلدة تابت في شمال دارفور في أكتوبر/تشرين الأول 2014. وعلى الأمم المتحدة والاتحاد الأفريقي اتخاذ خطوات عاجلة لحماية المدنيين في البلدة من أية انتهاكات أخرى.
Sudan: Mass Rape by Army in Darfur
UN, AU Should Press for Protection, International Investigation
(New York, February 11, 2015) – Sudanese army forces raped more than 200 women and girls in an organized attack on the north Darfur town of Tabit in October 2014, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) should take urgent steps to protect civilians in the town from further abuses.
(Nairobi) – Sudanese authorities should investigate reported abuses, including sexual abuse, of female Darfuri students during a government raid on an all-female dormitory. The authorities should release or charge all those remaining in detention.