South Sudan

South Sudan

“Despite achieving such a feat, South Sudan has been in a civil war of its own since 2013 and has just recently surpassed Somalia in the Fragile States Index, making it the country with the highest score. Sudan, on the other hand, has its conflicts. The war in the Darfur region has produced a significant number of casualties and displaced peoples. On top of that, the president of Sudan has been charged with being a co-perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.

Most of the conflicts that occur are not just ethnically based. Other than being targeted for being of a certain ethnicity or religion, women are subjected to torture, killings and rape as a weapon of war. Women are not just the target in the military and armed conflict in Sudan but the targets of discrimination within the law as well. Abdelgadir’s presentation honed in on how the ambiguousness of Sudan’s law and the implementation of ill interpretation leaves women without rights and their humanity undeniably violated.”