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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

6.0
Aug. 12, 2021, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"In Sudan, the proportion of informal female workers (79%) is slightly higher than that of men. In all cases, it seems that informality will be higher in... Sudan as a result of the civil war and the heavy migration from Southern Sudan. The situation will be even worse with the accelerated pace of rural exodus to cities" (3-4). "For females, only Mauritania and Sudan keep high rates of self-employment (44% and 32%)" (8). "These results are also different from those known on women's informal labor in the MENA countries, which account for 35% of women's informal non-agricultural labor. The proportion in Mauritania is 78%... [and] 59% in Sudan" (10). "Sudan’s...more
Aug. 12, 2021, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"The proportion of unwaged family contributing women reaches 46% of all women's labor in Morocco... [and] 33% in Sudan" (9).
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The protests followed an online campaign where women and girls shared their experiences of domestic violence and sexual harassment. It came after 13-year- old girl Samah el-Hadi was killed by her father for wanting to go to a private school in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum. No arrests were initially made, and the family were allowed to bury her, but a week later following an outcry by thousands of people on social media, the police arrested her father for murder and re-examined her body" (Para 5-6).
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Even while peacefully protesting for their rights on the streets of Sudan, women were not safe. During the 'feminist parade' march, one woman deliberately hit by a car being driven by a man who was against the protest, while a number of other women were sexually harassed, with one even threatened to be raped publicly" (Para 10). "But this open forum of discussion was met with a backlash and a man launched a campaign calling for women to be flogged for 'wearing indecent clothes when out on the streets.' The online campaign also encouraged other men to join him" (Para 14).
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'We believe that there is a war on women in Sudan now,' said Yosra Akasha, the Sudan programme coordinator at the SIHA (Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa) network, and one of the organisers of the protest" (Para 7).
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Muntasir, along with eight other women filed a case against the man who called for flogging women on the streets for their appearances. 'We heard that he wants to travel so we filed an application to ban him from leaving the country before the trial,' she told The New Arab" (Para 17-18).
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-DATA-1

"Sudan does not have a law against domestic violence and about 57 percent of Sudanese families have witnessed domestic violence, according to the Arabic Barometers" (Para 19).
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The controversial family law, which is based on Sharia law – which was introduced into the country in 1983 by former president Gaafar Nimeiry – has not been amended, even after changes were made to other laws deemed to be derogatory and humiliating for women and girls" (Para 23).
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"It came after 13-year- old girl Samah el-Hadi was killed by her father for wanting to go to a private school in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum" (Para 5).
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Hundreds of Sudanese women took to the streets in April to demand security and safety in the private and public sphere, while calling for a prosecution system to deal with gender based violence. More than 50 local organisations participated in the march, with women and girls from different classes, ethnic groups and backgrounds" (Para 1-2). "No arrests were initially made, and the family were allowed to bury her, but a week later following an outcry by thousands of people on social media, the police arrested her father for murder and re-examined her body" (Para 6). "Following Samah's murder, hundreds of women took to social media to share their own experiences...more
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Even while peacefully protesting for their rights on the streets of Sudan, women were not safe. During the 'feminist parade' march, one woman deliberately hit by a car being driven by a man who was against the protest, while a number of other women were sexually harassed, with one even threatened to be raped publicly" (Para 10). "Some talked about their male guardians preventing them from wearing what they wanted to, while others commented on not being able to participate in the 2019 protests that led to the fall of former president Omar el-Bashir" (Para 13).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"According to United Nations data, almost 90 percent of women and girls in Sudan have undergone FGM, usually involving the partial or total removal of the labia and the clitoris" (Para 18).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Last year, Sulaim al-Khalifa, the head of Sudan’s gender department at the Social Welfare Ministry, said that her office documented over 40 incidents of gender-based violence in the space of a month, including rapes and beatings of women and girls in Khartoum and other towns" (Para 12).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"In March, the director of the Khartoum state police, Lieutenant General Eisa Ismail, came under fire after calling for the Public Order Law - in place under deposed President Omar al-Bashir - to be reinstated in order “to combat crime”. The law, repealed in late 2019, notably forbade women from wearing trousers, dancing, or mixing with men outside of their family" (Para 8).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The demonstrators also called for support, services and aid for victims of sexual violence" (Para 4).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Under al-Bashir’s 30-year rule, there were no laws to protect women and girls, which many campaigners say exposed them to abuse within their families" (Para 14).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"In March, the director of the Khartoum state police, Lieutenant General Eisa Ismail, came under fire after calling for the Public Order Law - in place under deposed President Omar al-Bashir - to be reinstated in order 'to combat crime'. The law, repealed in late 2019, notably forbade women from wearing trousers, dancing, or mixing with men outside of their family" (Para 8).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Women's rights groups praised the new legislation, but warned it could be hard to change minds in communities that view the practice as a prerequisite for improving marriage prospects" (Para 19).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The post listed a range of hashtags that have been used to raise awareness on gender-based violence in Sudan, such as 'My father killed me' and 'Harassment is a crime'" (Para 9).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Last year, Sudan outlawed female genital mutilation (FGM), a move that was hailed by women’s rights campaigners. The new law states that anyone who performs FGM, whether inside a medical establishment or elsewhere, will risk a fine and three years in prison" (Para 16-17).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Hundreds of women gathered in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Thursday to protest against gender-based violence and restrictions against women in the country" (Para 1). "'We demand compulsory training courses on harassment and violence against women in any institution, company or organisation affiliated with the government, and prosecution and accountability for the Khartoum state police director for inciting violence against women'" (Para 7). "On Thursday, the hashtag 'Women’s parade' was the number one trending topic on Twitter in Sudan, with over 17,000 people using it to shed light on the movement" (Para 10).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Among the demands made by the protesters were stricter laws and consequences for people who harass, rape or abuse women both inside and outside the home" (Para 4). "'We demand consequences for inciters of harassment, rape, assault and violence against women on social media, and new and clear laws that protect women of all ages inside and outside their homes,' it read" (Para 6).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Hundreds of women gathered in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Thursday to protest against gender-based violence and restrictions against women in the country" (Para 1). "According to news reports, Sudan - like other countries - has seen a surge in gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic" (Para 11). "Last year, Sulaim al-Khalifa, the head of Sudan’s gender department at the Social Welfare Ministry, said that her office documented over 40 incidents of gender-based violence in the space of a month, including rapes and beatings of women and girls in Khartoum and other towns" (Para 12).
July 9, 2021, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"Sudan’s transitional government announced on Friday that it had overturned a moral policing law that criminalized revealing clothing worn by women and drinking alcohol. It also moved to dissolve the former governing party of Omar al-Bashir — fulfilling two major demands by pro-democracy protesters[...]Those convicted of violating the act faced prison sentences, fines, lashing and confiscation of property. For decades, human rights activists had denounced the law and argued that its vague language gave the police and judges leeway to prosecute women, who later played a crucial role in the mass protests that culminated in Mr. al-Bashir’s ouster"(para 1,5).
July 9, 2021, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Sudan’s transitional government announced on Friday that it had overturned a moral policing law that criminalized revealing clothing worn by women and drinking alcohol[...]Amnesty International welcomed the repeal of the law as 'a step forward for women’s rights.' The London-based rights group also called on the transitional government to overturn other repressive clauses in criminal laws such as articles dictating women’s dress code and flogging as a form of punishment"(para 1,7)
June 16, 2021, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Sudan adopted its first UNSCR 1325 National Action Plan (NAP) in June 2020" (para 1).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
June 7, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Thousands of people have signed a petition urging the Sudanese government to take action against a man released without charge by police after his 13-year-old daughter was shot dead" (para 1). "Her death has led to an outpouring of stories on social media by Sudanese women sharing their own experiences of domestic violence" (para 3). "In the same city on Thursday, a 19-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband and buried by her family before the police became involved, according to Kaltoum Fadlallah, a poet and novelist who was among the group of women which handed in the petition of more than 2,000 names to the public prosecutor’s...more
June 7, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"'The police and the judiciary system in Sudan is based on compensations and solving problems, the prosecutors get incentives and they get upgraded for solving the problems, not for judging them'" (para 13).