Sudan's Revised Penal Code: A Mixed Picture For Women

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WLUML, Isabel Marler
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In February this year, Sudan made amendments to its controversial Shari’a-based penal code which included changes to the law pertaining to the crime of rape. These amendments were reviewed by WLUML networkers working at the forefront of women’s rights work in Sudan, including those involved in the struggle to change the Penal Code.
How the new law will affect women’s lives remains somewhat unclear. Here we set out the context and history of the laws surrounding rape in Sudan, the activism of women’s organisations on this issue, and the pros and cons of the recent legal changes.

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