Day: September 14, 2022

Re: Joint statement by CSOs in Sudan: Death by stoning High Commissioner for Human Rights

Khartoum, 14 September 2022 Your Excellency, We, the undersigned, are writing to shed light on the consistent criminalization and persecution of women under Sudanese laws. Women in Sudan are under constant threat of imprisonment and face systemic violence in their daily lives as workers, students, female children, mothers, and grandmothers. We call for immediate action to reverse …

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Girl at a market street in Hargeysa

Religious backlash threatens Somaliland’s progressive rape law

Religious leaders have gutted a progressive sexual offences law, creating a new version that permits child marriage 19 August 2022, 9.31am. | Yousef Timacade Girl at a market street in Hargeysa, Somaliland | Egill Bjarnason / Alamy Stock Photo. As published in OpenDemocracy A group of religious leaders in Somaliland is behind an attempt to …

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