Sudan: UN Expert Condemns Silence Surrounding Violence Against Women
Thursday, June 4, 2015 10:45 AM

Government and civil society must acknowledge and address violent crimes against women in Sudan, according to Rashida Manjoo, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences. In a statement published at the end of her twelve-day mission to Sudan, the Special Rapporteur condemned "the silence and the denials” that surround the issue of violence against women in Sudan. She said Sudanese women live in conditions of “deep inequality, underdevelopment, poverty and sometimes [a] hostile environment.” The Special Rapporteur said she was particularly concerned about the prevalence of forced and early marriages in Sudan, as well as the harmful practice of female genital mutilation.

Compiled from: Dialogues needed to tackle violence against women, ‘accountability deficit’ in Sudan – UN expert, U.N. News Centre (May 27, 2015).