Good Girls Don't Protest: Repression and Abuse of Women Human Rights Defenders, Activists and Protesters in Sudan

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Author: 
Human Rights Watch
Countries: 
Sudan
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Protection
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Human Rights

The report "Good Girl's Don't Protest" discusses the abuse Sudanese women face at the hands of Government security forces. It explores the wider context of gender inequality that exists within the Sudanese society and how the abuses are, to an extent, a reflection of that. It details the lack of protection and assistance available to protestors including lack of legal redress. The report notes a new Sudanese constitution and calls for full protections for human rights and women’s rights, as well as recommendations including: lifting expression and association restrictions, support and services for human rights defenders and an increase in engagement for United Nations and African Union  rapporteurs on human rights defenders. 

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Good Girls Don't Protest: Repression and Abuse of Women Human Rights Defenders, Activists and Protesters in Sudan