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Journal Article | forthcoming 2021

Legal Mobilization to Protect Women against Rape in Islamist Sudan

A popular uprising recently ousted Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist cronies from power after having ruled Sudan with an iron fist since 1989. Sexual abuse and torture orchestrated by the...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2021)
in Cahiers d'études africaines
Journal Article | 2019

The New Lost Boys of Sudan

Currently, around seven million people are affected by migration and displacement to, from, and through Sudan. Nearly one million people are seeking refuge inside Sudan’s borders from neighboring and regional...
Sarah Tobin (2019)
in POMEPS Studies : Youth Politics in the Middle East and North Africa. vol. 36
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2019

Europas nye grensevakter

Er vi med på å støtte en utvikling som sender enda flere flyktninger til Europa? Gunnar Sørbø, in Bergens Tidende, 05.05.19 Over en million migranter krysset Middelhavet under flyktningkrisen i 2015. 850,000 av...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2019)
Bergens Tidende 05.05.19
Report in External Series | 2019

Transforming Pastoralist Mobility in West Darfur: Understanding Continuity and Change

In the Darfur Region of Sudan, patterns of livestock mobility and livelihood systems are continually adapting and transforming themselves in the face of multiple challenges. Earlier studies have shown that...
Hussein Sulieman and Helen Young (2019)
A Feinstein International Center publication, January 2019
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

Barneekteskap i krig - et voksende problem

Fire ganger flere syriske jentebarn blir giftet bort nå enn før krigen. En dramatisk økning i antallet barneekteskap er en direkte følge av krig og konflikt. Både lovendringer, økonomiske tiltak og...
Liv Tønnessen (2018)
Bistandsaktuelt 09.05.18
CMI Brief | 2017

Paper tiger law forbidding FGM in Sudan

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in Sudan. Nine out of ten women have been subjected to this practice. In 2009, a proposed ban on FGM in the...
Liv Tønnessen, Samia El-Nagar, Sharifa Bamkar (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 7) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2017

Reform av voldtektsloven i Sudan – et spill for galleriet

Sudan endret nylig voldtektsloven etter påstander om at loven står i veien for rettssikkerheten til voldtektsofre. Dette har blitt feiret som en seier og et signal om politisk vilje til...
Liv Tønnessen (2017)
Bistandsaktuelt 22.03.2017
Journal Article | 2017

Kriser og kriger – er det bruk for oss nå?

Kriser og kriger – er det bruk for oss nå? - Nr 01 - 2017 - Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift - Idunn - tidsskrifter på nett // <![CDATA[ var module = 'article'; var...
Gunnar Sørbø (2017)
Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2017

Papirtigere beskytter ikke mot kjønnslemlestelse i Sudan

I store deler av Sudan er kjønnslemlestelse av jenter fremdeles vanlig. Ni av ti kvinner er omskåret. I 2008 satte aktivister, media og sivilsamfunnet i Sudan kjønnslemlestelse på dagsordenen. Det...
Liv Tønnessen (2017)
Bistandsaktuelt 26.01.2017
Journal Article | 2017

Enemies of the state: Curbing women activists advocating rape reform in Sudan

Sudanese women activists launched a legal campaign in 2009 calling attention to how the country’s Sharia based Criminal Act of 1991 produced impunity for sexual assault in the Darfur conflict....
Liv Tønnessen (2017)
in Journal of International Women's studies vol. 18 no. 2
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

Peacemaking, Customary Laws and Institutions in Dārfūr

The traditional native justice system in Darfur has an advantage over the modern state judicial one; it has proved its relevance for effectively managing and resolving conflicts, particularly in the...
Dr. Osman Mohamed Osman Ali and Dr. Yousif Suliman Saeed Takana (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:6) 16 p.
CMI Report | 2016

Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015 (in Arabic)

This is an Arabic translation of the CMI report Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015, published in November 2015.  The English version can be found...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:10)
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

From a Temporary Emergency Shelter to an Urbanized Neighborhood: The Abu Shoak IDP Camp in North Dārfūr

Introduction In early 2003, two rebel movements (the Sudanese Liberation Army and the Justice and Equality Movement) launched an insurgency against the rule in Khartoum. Supported by Janjaweed tribal militias, the...
Dr. Osman Mohamed Osman Ali and Ust. Ali Mohamed Mahmoud (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:3) 14 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

Civil society and peace building in Sudan: A critical look

Abstract The role of civil society organizations in peace making and peace building is often valorized, especially in countries that witness protracted conflicts. The assumption underlying this valorization is that while...
Munzoul A. M. Assal (University of Khartoum) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:2) 24 p.
Book | 2016

Darfur: Struggle of Power and Resources, 1650-2002, An Institutional Perspective

The cnflicts in Sudan have been driven by multiple causes, a major one being increasing competition over natural resources. This is very much the case in Darfur, and Takana's book...
Yousif Suliman Saeed Takana (2016)
Bergen: CMI 1- 208 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2016

Kriminalisering av omskjæring i Sudan

88 prosent av voksne sudanske kvinner er omskåret. I 2008 ble det foreslått å kriminalisere praksisen, men sterke krefter kjempet mot og fikk stoppet forslaget. Kampen om et forbud mot...
Liv Tønnessen (2016)
Bistandsaktuelt 01.01.2016
CMI Report | 2015

Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015

This report investigates criminal law reform in Sudan, focusing on two important and controversial legal reforms related to (a) a definition of rape that is clearly de-linked from the Islamic...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:10)
CMI Insight | 2015

Women’s Right to Abortion after Rape in Sudan

In 1991, Sudan’s Islamist regime expanded the circumstances under which abortions are permitted within 90 days of conception, to include rape. This reform has received great attention, especially given the...
Liv Tønnessen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2) 7 p.
CMI Insight | 2015

Curbing Women Activists in Darfur in the wake of the International Criminal Court

In 2009, the international criminal court (ICC) warranted the arrest of Sudan’s sitting President indicting him for systematic and widespread sexual violence in Darfur. In the wake of the ICC,...
Liv Tønnessen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2015 no.5) 6 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2014

Retribalisation of the Educated Elite in Darfur and the Phenomenon of Tribal Shura Councils; with a Special Reference to the Fur Shura Council

This paper documents the formation and development of the Fur Shura council as an example of a new form of urban based voluntary ethnic associations. It attempts to analyze the...
Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Sudan Working Paper SWP 2014:5) 22 p.