Women, Peace & Security

Sudan to Teach Police, Army, Medics Awareness of Gender-Based Violence

On June 21, 2020, Radio Dabanga published a news article on their website outlining some new measures the Sudanese government is taking to address gender-based violence (GBV).

Key points include:

  • Sudan is to establish a special unit to combat violence against women aimed to improve conditions for women, to protect them, and preserve their dignity. 
  • The transitional government is also drafting a new law to further criminalise GBV.
  • Sudan’s Minister of Labour and Social Development, Lina El Sheikh, said that material on the new law is to be included in teaching materials in the curricula of the military college, the police, the medical and health colleges, and legal studies.
  • There will be training courses for the various regular forces, in coordination with state agencies and civil society organisations, to protect the public from this type of violence in conflict zones.
  • The Ministry of Labour and Social Development launched a hotline service to receive reports of domestic violence in coordination with the Family and Child Protection Unit of the police and the specialised prosecution
  • Minister El Sheikh revealed the preparation of a national plan to implement Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, security, and peace, which was passed in the transitional cabinet last March during the celebration of the International Women’s Day.

Read the full article here.