women rights in Sudan

Posted April 9, 2013 from Sudan

I am from a country that, most of human rights have been denied,directly or indirectly. But when it comes to women right this is a different story. It is start from the first day the girl born, parents always wish if this new comer a boy. At age 5-7 start the torture, female genital mutilation. I am 50+ now but I couldn't talk about F GM and how it was painful and still painful to me. when you think about somebody cut a part of you without your permission. As a women you always feel,you are a second class person. The household works always for girls, wash your brother clothes, prepare food clean the house,girls work at home and their brothers or the other males enjoy their life. This oppression continue outside the house too. the community judge the girls by the way they dressed, talk, laugh or walk. they blame women if they are sexually harassed by men instead of blame men. marriage always have be approved by a close male,father,uncle,brother even your own son. the family law is always beside the husband, he can divorce his wife by saying one sentence,you are divorce, and she have no right to ask for divorce. I have a lot to write about,how Sudanese women oppressed specially under this regime.

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  • thoria
    Apr 10, 2013
    Apr 10, 2013

    it is not shown in the week 1 link,can you help, thanks thoria

  • michelle904
    Apr 13, 2013
    Apr 13, 2013

    Hi, I think that if you add the tag "2013 VOF Week 1" then it will show up.

    As far as your post, I look forward to hearing more about your experience.

  • florence emefe
    Apr 27, 2013
    Apr 27, 2013

    Hello Thoria,

    Your story is a good example of the power that web 2.0 wields for women. Before now, I did not know anything about women in Sudan or what they are going through. You have been able to pass the information on through the web and a lot of people will read your story and solutions will be sought.

    As a Sudanese with the web at your fingertip, how do you propose to use it to make a difference for women within your community? what do you find most interesting about the internet?

    I will like to hear from you.