Home | News    Monday 17 April 2017

Sudanese security bans women event in Khartoum

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

 students receive their diplomas from Gasim Bedri president of the Ahfad University for Women and Bergen University College project manager Mildrid Haugland, on 3 June 2015 (Photo Bergeb University)

April 16, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Sunday prevented a women’s festival at the Ahfad University for Women (AUW) in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman.

The event, organised by the “No To Women’s Oppression Initiative (NTWOI), was scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon.

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, NTWOI said the NISS prevented the celebration at the AUW.

“This is not surprising action from the apparatus of repression and oppression, which has consumed 80% of the state’s resources and continued to arrest, torture and seize freedoms and violates human rights for more than a quarter of a century” read the statement

The statement stressed that such an action wouldn’t deter the NTWOI from continuing its activities which aim to raise awareness of women’s rights and expose violations and organised societal violence against them.

The initiative further announced that the events of the festival would be transferred to the headquarters of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP), saying they seek to create a better reality for Sudan’s women.

It is noteworthy that the NTWOI was established in 2009 to defend women rights and combat violence and discrimination against women under the Sudanese laws.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Turkey and Africa are building a solid partnership 2018-05-24 22:55:24 by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu As Turkey marks the annual Africa Day, I take the opportunity to celebrate Africa’s achievements and rejoice in our developing partnership. Africa’s (...)

Sudan’s Bashir is playing a dangerous game 2018-05-23 05:09:04 The attempt of the Sudanese president to engage with rival regional interests in a bid to stay in power might fail. By Ahmed H Adam Sudan's political crisis is sliding into a dangerous phase. (...)

Salva Kiir’s cunning strategy 2018-05-19 07:40:06 By Duop Chak Wuol Salva Kiir likes to preach democracy to confuse people, looks for ways to legitimize his atrocious regime, uses deception to promote his despotism, and calculatingly waits for (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.