Panel on Violence against the girl child in eastern Sudan: prospects for change?
This panel discusses violence against the girl child in eastern Sudan focusing on harmful practices female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. a) The attempt to criminalize FGM has thus far failed nationally, but succeeded in two out of three eastern states. This panel critically debates these laws and their potential for social transformation. b) Despite efforts to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 years, the age of maturity remains the threshold for marriage in law and also in practice. This panel debates the drivers of child marriage in eastern Sudan and what are the prospects for abandoning the practice.
Citizenship, statelessness, and human rights protection in Sudan's constitutions and post South Sudan secession challenges
Constitution-making and Human Rights in the Sudans
Counter-mobilization against child marriage reform in Africa
Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Liv Tønnessen, Vibeke Wang
Political Studies, first published online: December 1, 2017
Candidate selection and informal soft quotas for women: gender imbalance in political recruitment in Zambia
Vibeke Wang and Ragnhild L. Muriaas
Politics, Groups, & Identities (Published online 03 Jan 2019)
Why campaigns to stop child marriage can backfire
Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Vibeke Wang, Lindsay J. Benstead, Boniface Dulani, Lise Rakner