Human Rights Conditions of Female Detainees and Prisoners in Sudan

Several human rights groups have highlighted their concerns of ill-treatment, torture and incommunicado detention in Sudan. Detainees and prisoners are at high-risk of torture and ill-treatment by authorities, prison guards, police, and military. Although the human rights of detainees of both genders are being violated, this brief is specifically aimed at raising awareness around the dire situation of women detainees and prisoners in Sudan. It will inform and influence the public discourse and policy reform on the Public Order Laws (POL), as well as provide recommendations to contribute to the improvement of the legal protection and physical/psychological well being of women detained/imprisoned under the Public Order Regime (POR) and Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs).