Mrs. Adewaya Mohamed Calls For Increased Efforts

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Mrs. Awadeya Mahmoud was recognized for her heroic efforts by receiving the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Department of State. Her advocacy for women’s rights and social justice has made a significant impact on the country. Today, this extraordinary woman finds herself, as one of the displaced in the Hantoob shelter center in Medani.

KHARTOUM JUNE 5: Mrs. Awadeya Mahmoud, a courageous and resilient Sudanese woman, was recognized in 2016 for her heroic efforts by receiving the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Department of State. Despite facing great personal risk, Ms. Mahmoud has fearlessly challenged injustices and shattered barriers in pursuit of equality. Her advocacy for women’s rights and social justice has made a significant impact on the country.

Displaced by conflict, Ms. Mahmoud began selling tea in Khartoum, earning her the nickname “the tea lady.” She experienced daily threats and harassment from local authorities but refused to be silenced. Organizing women and using media platforms, she brought attention to the challenges faced by women in the informal sector. Her advocacy led to imprisonment for four years, but she persevered.

Following her release, Ms. Mahmoud registered a formal organization, “The Women’s Food and Tea Sellers’ Cooperative of Khartoum State,” which now has over 7,500 engaged members across multiple cooperatives. Through her leadership, the cooperative has expanded, empowering women and providing them with opportunities for economic growth and social change.

Today, this extraordinary woman finds herself, yet again, as one of the displaced in the Hantoob shelter center in Medani. Mrs. Awadeya Mahmoud is currently serving as the lead cook at the camp and calls on donors to step up the efforts to help those in Sudan.

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