Women in Sudan have always played a lead role in resisting marginalisation and discrimination. Since 2011, Saferworld has been working with over 40 Sudanese partners. They make sure women and girls’ voices are heard in their communities.
KHARTOUM JANUARY 24: Women in Sudan have always played a lead role in resisting marginalisation and discrimination. The 2019 revolution is a powerful symbol of people’s desire for democratic, inclusive governance and peace. But women are still fighting for their rights.
Since 2011, Saferworld has been working with over 40 Sudanese partners. Together they make sure women and girls’ voices are heard in their communities.
In this story, we meet Zainab, Nada, Aalia and others, who are forging paths towards peace where they live. They are building spaces and initiatives to support women to become community leaders for a better Sudan.
Zainab is supporting education for girls. “A lack of awareness and education is a major issue in my community. If we can work on women’s awareness of the importance of education in our communities, then women will make sure that their sons and daughters will continue being at school, and the next generation will have a better chance.” You can read how Zainab and others, are building peace in their communities across Darfur and Eastern Sudan.
Saferworld is an international non-governmental organisation with conflict prevention and peacebuilding programmes in over 20 countries and territories in the Horn of Africa, the African Great Lakes region, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus. It was founded in Bristol, UK in 1989 and now has its main office in London.
Much of Saferworld’s work includes obtaining research and conducting specific analyses on current conflicts. One of the main objectives of the organisation is to enhance the power and influence of individuals, by encouraging vocalisation of grievances and social injustices.