This article explores the validity of critical mass theory in the context of a 25% women’s quota in the national parliament in post-conflict Sudan. It is being argued here that the implementation of a women’s parliamentary quota carves out the space necessary to allow more Sudanese women to enter national politics, but several factors have to work together in order to create an enabling political environment necessary for the quota to be successful. The combination of an independent parliament and the critical presence of feminist voices are decisive factors for translating numbers into substantive legislative changes for Sudanese women.
Legal Mobilization to Protect Women against Rape in Islamist Sudan
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar
Cahiers d'études africaines
Sudanese Women March for Protection Against Gender Based Violence
Endå ein krig på Afrikas Horn? Den gamle grensestriden mellom Sudan og Etiopia er brennheit igjen
Another war in the Horn? Rising tension at the Ethiopia-Sudan border