News from Sudan
SIHA Network delivers a paper to IGAD criticizing the polarization and exclusion of women in the political process
A group of (98) women in women’s networks, human rights defenders, displaced women, Sudanese refugees, women with disabilities, and members of political parties handed over a feminist position paper, submitted to the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), and the tripartite mechanism sponsoring the political agreement, which includes insights on the current political process.
The paper emphasized that the political process failed to gain popular support and is isolated, in addition to focusing on the interests of elites aspiring to rule, and described it as non-transparent.
The paper indicated that the current political process does not take into account gender, and criticized the apparent absence and deliberate exclusion of women from political processes.
The paper demanded the necessity of ensuring transparency by all participating political entities, investing in opening the doors of popular participation through tools and approaches consistent with the conditions of the Sudanese community, benefiting from the main media, ensuring that the public is informed, opening channels of participation, and publishing recommendations in a timely manner and on a large scale.