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Pregnant Sudanese woman faces public flogging and execution if convicted of apostasy and adultery in Khartoum court

TweetMeriam Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Sudanese woman currently pregnant with her second child, is facing punishments of public flogging and execution if found guilty on baseless charges of apostasy and adultery in an upcoming hearing to be convened by Sudan’s Criminal … Continue reading

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Sudanese women: you can beat us but you can’t break us

Tweet(The writer is the Director of the Strategic Initiative for women in the Horn of Africa. The article first appeared in the Sudan Tribune on 23 September 2013 and has been reproduced with permission from the author.) Anger is growing in … Continue reading

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Appointment of two Somali women in key ministerial posts must not mask the massive day to day persecution of women in Somalia

TweetHala Alkarib On 4th November 2012, the new Somali Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon, announced the composition of his first cabinet with two women appointed as part of the 10 member cabinet. Of particular note, Fowsiyo Yusuf Hajji Aden was … Continue reading

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Another case of stoning as Sudanese women continue to be caught up in the chaos

TweetIn July 2012, a 23 year old woman Laila Ibrahim Issa Jamool from Dar Hamer, a pastoralist tribe of Sudan’s South Kordofan region, found herself imprisoned in Omdurman women’s prison with her sick child who is suffering from asthma. Laila’s … Continue reading

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Young woman sentenced to stoning by a local court in Sudan

TweetHala Alkarib (Regional Director, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa) On April 22 a young woman in Sudan, Intisar Sharif Abdalla, was sentenced to death by stoning,  accused of Zina (adultery). She is married and mother to three … Continue reading

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