Written: 2020 | Published: November 13, 2023 | Elhadi Ibrahim Osman

Pastoral women in town: the case of the migrant Fulbe in Sinja, Sudan

This working paper focuses on the experiences of migrant Fulbe women in Sinja, Sudan. The Fulbe are a pastoralist group who have traditionally lived in rural areas, but many have migrated to urban areas in search of work. The paper examines the challenges faced by these women, including discrimination, lack of access to education and healthcare, and limited economic opportunities. The author argues that these challenges are compounded by the fact that the Fulbe are a minority group in Sudan. The paper also highlights the resilience and resourcefulness of these women, who have developed their own strategies for survival in the city. The author concludes by making policy recommendations to improve the situation of migrant Fulbe women, including increasing access to education and healthcare, promoting economic opportunities, and addressing discrimination and social exclusion.


This working paper was originally published by the Christen Michelsen Institute (CMI).

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