News from Sudan
Extremist group prevents women from working and punishes violations with Physical abuse
A human rights body announced the emergence of an extremist group in the Blue Nile region, which prevents women from working, holds trials for them, imposes flogging on them, and then sends them back to their homes.
The Darfur Bar Association stated that it had received complaints from citizens about the emergence of a group that calls itself (the group for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice). Through its investigation of the complaint, the authority found that the group forces women to get off public transportation while they are on their way to work, and then trials are held for them. .
The Commission considered that this behavior is contrary to Resolution (1325) related to empowering women and allowing them to work in conflict areas.