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
Interventions for the abandonment of child marriage in Sudan
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar
Når kan kvoteringsordninger for kvinner i politikken fjernes?
Review of the realisation of Norway’s “Strategy for intensifying international efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation for the period 2014–2017”
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