Noura is still not in the clear as the appeal notice submitted from the deceased’s family through the General Prosecutor in August for death penalty reinstatement is still under review.
On an optimistic note, Noura is presently looking into opportunities to advance her education. A checkup visit to the Omdurman prison on 26th September found Noura well and, considering an application to the Sudan Open University Scholarship that is offered to women in the prison. Her dream to become a lawyer is still very alive.
SIHA is currently following up on her scholarship application process and coordinating with the administration of the Omdurman prison and No- Oppression Women’s initiative to support Noura realize her dream.
Incessantly advocating for legislative reform continues to be an illustration of a considerable number of duty-bearers and rights-holders, not limited to activists, civil society organizations and development partners mobilizing, raising an alarm, and swimming against the tide athwart laws, especially the Personal Status Law that shamelessly seeks to demean women and girls in Sudan. This, therefore, is a call to stay alert, and on course to achieving gender justice.