Submission to the universal periodic review (UPR) of Sudan – Situation of women’s rights in Sudan
This report highlights the ongoing challenges facing women’s rights in Sudan and calls for urgent action to address them. The report notes that while Sudan accepted 180 recommendations in the last universal periodic review (UPR) round, both the former government of Omar Al-Bashir and the new Transitional Government of Sudan have failed to deliver to the Sudanese people, and to Sudanese women, in particular. The report makes several recommendations, including ensuring that the committee to investigate the June 3rd massacre also investigates mass rape and provides necessary reparations for survivors, and removing Articles 145 (fornication) and 146 (punishment for adultery), which continue to provide legal basis for flogging and death penalties for consensual sexual relations, and the systemic criminalisation of women.
This report was originally published by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network).
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