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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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Teenager Noura Hussein Faces Death for Killing Husband Who Raped Her

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A woman carries water in Al Fashir, capital of North Darfur, Sudan, September 6, 2016.
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Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the…
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Women in Sudan’s War-torn Southern Kordofan Region Have Little Access to Health Care

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Mukuma Hamad, a volunteer health worker (L), and James Atai, a nurse, sit at a table displaying almost the total stock of basic medicines in the only health clinic in Hadara village, rebel-controlled Southern Kordofan.
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 Four years ago, after 14-year-old Hassina Soulyman spent two days in labor at home, weak from loss of blood and falling in and out of consciousness, her family knew something was terribly wrong. They set her on a motorcycle—the…
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Sexual Abuse, Intimidation by Security Forces

(Nairobi) – Sudanese security forces have used sexual violence, intimidation, and other forms of abuse to silence female human rights defenders across the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should investigate all…
Women at a "No to Women's Oppression" rally protesting Sudan's public order laws, in solidarity with journalist Lubna Hussein, who was prosecuted for wearing trousers.  © August 2009 Private
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Sudanese security forces have used sexual violence, intimidation, and other forms of abuse, to silence female human rights defenders across the country. Women who are involved in protests, rights campaigns, and other public action and who provide social…
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 Sudan has a long record of stifling dissent by targeting activists for specific abuses, such as beatings, arbitrary arrests, unlawful detentions, ill-treatment in detention, interrogation for long hours, and intrusive government…
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AU/UN Should Increase Investigations, Reporting on Abuses

(Nairobi) – Sudanese military forces and militia have used rape as a weapon of war in Darfur and other conflicts, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. Patterns of rape across Darfur in 2014 and 2015 show that various Sudanese units have…
Fighters of the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces in captured vehicles celebrate a victory against the rebel Justice and Equality Movement, Goz Dango, South Darfur, April 28, 2015.   © 2015 Reuters
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Even over a crackling phone line, our Darfuri eyewitness was unequivocal. One year ago, at the very end of October, Sudan army troops stormed into her town in Tabit, North Darfur, dragged her out of her home, and beat her almost to death. Three of her…
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Fifteen years ago this month, the world decided to take seriously the rights of women caught up in conflict, and passed Resolution 1325 at the UN Security Council. This and other UN resolutions adopted over the years recognize women as central to efforts…
women and children displaced by sudanese rapid support forces
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(Nairobi, September 2, 2015) – A Sudanese government special force has gone on two sprees of killings and mass rape of civilians in dozens of Darfur villages and towns since October 2014, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government…
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UN, AU Should Urgently Increase Civilian Protection

(New York) – A Sudanese government special force has gone on two sprees of killings and mass rape of civilians in dozens of Darfur villages and towns since February 2014, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should end these…
women and children displaced by sudanese rapid support forces
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 “[The government soldiers] confiscated our belongings. They took our livestock.  They beat the men. And then they raped us. They raped us in a group. Some women were raped by 8 or 10 men.  Seventeen women were…
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