News from Sudan
The Darfur Women Civil and Political Bloc Initiative decried the weakness of their participation in sovereign positions and decision-making across the country which they indicated did not exceed 10%. The constitutional decree had stated that the representation of women in government should not be less than 40%.
Overall civic space remained "Repressed" and unchanged in Q2 2021 compared to Q1 of 2021.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Sudan in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice's National Mechanism for Human Rights (Sudan's newly established National Mechanism for Implementation, Reporting and Follow Up to international and regional human rights mechanisms) has today convened a consultation meeting with civil society organizations on the Sudan National Report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Al Sudani news has reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has hired two visually-impaired candidates in the position of Advisors at the Ministry.