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.
Religious Counter-Mobilization against Child Marriage Reform in Sudan
Siha Journal: Women in Islam
An increasing number of Muslim women in politics: A step towards complementarity, not equality
The Monkey Cage at the Washington Post: Why Campaigns to Stop Child Marriage Can Backfire
Ragnhild L. Muriaas, University of Bergen, Vibeke Wang, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University, Boniface Dulani, University of Malawi, Lise Rakner, University of Bergen/Chr. Michelsen Institute
Women’s informal peace efforts: Grassroots activism in South Sudan
Helen Kezie-Nwoha and Juliet Were
Most people are not economists: Citizen preferences for corporate taxation
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad,Ivar Kolstad,Arne Wiig