Towards Restoring the Human Rights of Women Detainees and Prisoners in Sudan
EXTERNAL EVALUATION REPORT By:
Guma Kunda Komey (PhD, PD)
With support from Europe Aid, SIHA launched and implemented project titled Towards Restoring the Human Rights of Women Detainees and Prisoners in Sudan. It started on 20 December 2015 and ended 20 September 2017. The project is a response to a very disturbing situation of rights of women detainees and prisoners in Sudan as a result of the implementation of the Public Order Regime(POR). These powerless women continue to be subjected to different types and levels of abuses, exploitations, and legal discriminations. Based on the project aim and specific objectives, targets, and anticipated results, SIHA carried a set of activities in four components: research, advocacy, capacity building, and legal aid support aiming at redressing the repercussions of the POR. The following are summary of the key achievements and their results:
The project started with conducting baseline assessment followed by research. At least 1000 copies of the research report were disseminated to and used by universities in Sudan, human rights groups locally, regionally and internationally and Civil society organizations (CSOs). This number represents at 100% achievement of the anticipated result. At least 20 advocacy and/or HR- oriented entities were briefed on the findings of the research and gain increased capacity to advocate on behalf on the rights of women detainees and prisoners. This is a 100% achievement of the anticipated result.