News from Sudan
Civic Space in Sudan regressed from Restricted in Q4 2020 to Repressed in Q1 of 2021.
The Cabinet of Ministers has ratified the Convention of Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and signed on to the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (‘the Maputo Protocol’).
The African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) has reported on the judicial harassment of women’s and environmental rights defender Khadeeja Aldewaihi.
The Association of Socialist Doctors (RASH) issued a statement condemning a decision by the Governor of Northern State to form steering committees for the professional associations in the state.
Sudan ranked 159 on the World Press Freedom Index for 2021, an improvement over its previous ranking of 175.