Situation of Female Human Rights Defenders in Sudan: June 2016 – February 2018

(6 August 2018) Women have been pioneers throughout Sudanese social and political history. Tireless campaigns by female activists have helped women achieve their deserved recognition and go on to defend the human rights of others. At the turn of the twentieth century, Babikir Badri campaigned for women’s right to education and triumphed, laying the foundation for all subsequent activities by women in Sudanese public life. In 1946 and 1947, the Sudanese Women’s League and the Educated Girls Association were founded with the mission of using this education to improve women’s economic and social status; together, these two organisations evolved in 1952 into the influential and still-active Sudanese Women’s Union.