Launch of Falling Through the Cracks: Reflections on Customary Law and the Imprisonment of Women in South Sudan Date: 1st March 2013 Time: 3:00-6:00pm Venue: Juba University Hall 2 Preview Falling through the Cracks explores the dynamics and impact of customary and statutory legal systems on women’s human rights and the capacity of women to negotiate […]
On the 5th February 2013, Lul Ali Isman, who was allegedly raped by the government security forces and journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim who conducted an interview with the rape survivor were convicted and sentenced to a year in jail. The Somali woman was accused of insulting a government body and making false claims. The freelance[…..]
An extensive participatory field research undertaken with activists, grass-roots leaders, and elites, comprising interviews and community consultations, Falling Through the Cracks addresses traditions, practices and views related to dowry, domestic violence, divorce and adultery that perpetuate prejudice policies and the violation of women’s rights. Against the backdrop of the construction of the new Republic of[…..]
Somali court of appeal overturned the sentence against Lul Ali Isman who had alleged that she had been raped by Somali government security forces in one of the IDP camps in Mogadishu. However, the sentence against Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, the journalist who interviewed Isman and tried to reveal the story, was only reduced to six months.