Third Class Citizens: Women and Citizenship in Sudan

Published: 12/Sep/2015
Source: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

This paper presents insights on Sudan’s international, regional and human rights commitments juxtaposed against the existing domestic legislations and how these negatively impact on the equal citizenship of women in Sudan. Drawing on personal stories and experiences of marginalized women in Sudan, it sheds light on the inequalities affecting unequal access to citizenship of women and men, from a human rights perspective, highlighting issues of the tolerated impunity on cases of abuse against women and girls.

Download: SIHA Report

Themes: Discrimination, Gender, Identity Documents, ID Documents and Passports, State Succession, New States, Statelessness
Regions: South Sudan, Sudan
Year: 2015