Introducing myself and my journal: My Writing

Posted August 12, 2011 from Sudan

About Me:I am a journalist from Sudan. I worked with an independent newspaper, Alayam, documenting human rights abuses, violation of press freedom and women's rights in the country. I am an asylum seeker in the United Kingdom, having fled Sudan in 2010 because I was abused by the security forces following my supposed violation of Sharīʿah Law. I was detained in 2008 simply for wearing trousers. I saw a lot of women from minority groups in Darfur and South Sudan when I was in custody. Most of them were not Muslim but they were unfairly detained and discriminated against under Islamic law.

I wanted to join Voices of Our Future to give them a voice and suggest ways to end their suffering.

My Passions:Photography, writing

My Challenges:Establishing myself as an international journalist

My Vision for the Future:Peace and Justice

My Areas of Expertise:Human Rights

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Breese McIlvaine
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 12, 2011

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots change-leaders from over 180 countries, and we're excited about our new member! Check out the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

Peace, Breese

Fatima Waziri - Azi
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2011

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Halima Rahman
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 15, 2011

I am so excited to have you with us on this giant platform. I believe that you have come to the right place, that empowers you and your writings, communications and leadership skills! Me too I am a Sudanese journalist living abroad. I was lucky to be one of the 2009 (pioneering year) females to be trained on citizen journalism and empowerment, and become a VOF correspondent.

To prepare yourself to the upcoming tough competition, start writing from now writing. When I describe the competition as tough, I mean each letter of this word. don't be discouraged! the experience deserved to be undergone! why don't you start by your own story of harassment for wearing pants and your life abroad as a refugee female journalist? Let's keep in touch. Here is a link to my page:

In friendship,


Aug 23, 2011
Aug 23, 2011

I am excited to have you join this forum! Halima Mohammed has told me a lot of what women undergo in Sudan, and of course women suffer in one way or the other in every country of the world! Thank you for sharing your voice. I am sure you are here for collaborations that will create change.

Best regards from Kenya, Leah.