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During the peace process in Sudan women were merely "guests at the table. The role permitted to women during negotiations was based on a perception of them as passive victims of war, not active players in politics and society," says Anne Itto, one of few female ministers in the government. She calls the comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) signed on the 9th of January 2005 "a gender-blind agreement."


Liv Tønnessen

Director of Center on Law and Social Transformation and Senior Researcher