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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
Sudan Working Paper | Sep 2020

Improved Understanding of FGM/C Abandonment among Sudanese Families in Khartoum and Kassala States

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is widely practiced in Sudan, where the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) 2014 in Sudan, showed a prevalence of FGM/C among women and girls ages 15–49...
Prof. Nafisa Bedri and Dr. Yussra Mohammed - Ahfad University for Women (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2020:02)
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
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.
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

South Sudan “arrivals” in the White Nile State (Sudan). Not citizens, not IDPs, not Refugees: What are they?

This paper discusses the living conditions of the so called “arrivals,”{1} South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, most of whom now reside in the White Nile State (58 %) and in...
Idris Salim ElHassan (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:7) 24 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.
Book | 2016

An Annotated Bibliography of Social Research on the Nuba Mountains

It was possible for this volume to come together in a few months only because of previous efforts of long-time colleagues in my research on the Nuba Mountains, most of...
Enrico Ille (ed.) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute
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)
Edited Book | 2015

Past, present and future: Fifty years of anthropology in Sudan

This book is about the history of anthropology in Sudan. Contributors to the book represent different generations of anthropologists who at some point in time either taught at the department in Khartoum...
Munzoul A. M. Assal and Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Edited Book | 2013

Sudan Divided: Continuing Conflict in a Contested State

The secession of South Sudan in July 2011 took place against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, spurring hopes of a "new beginning" that might lead to a more just,...
Gunnar M. Sørbø and Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed (2013)
London: Macmillan 272 p.
Book | 2013

The Pastoral Fulbe in the Sudan Funj Region. A study of the interaction between State and Society

This book is about the political ecology of pastoralism in Sudan and one of the few ethnographic studies of the Fulbe (Fulani) since D.J. Stenning's seminal work "Savannah Nomads" in...
Elhadi Ibrahim Osman (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2013

Ikke mer fred å få

Ingen viktige fredsavtaler er inngått i verden de siste åtte årene. For ti år siden, samme år som Irak ble invadert og Saddam Husseins regime styrtet, var Norge dypt engasjert i fredsprosessene...
Morgenbladet 04.04
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2013

Domstol i hardt vær

Kenyas nye president får reise dit han vil, selv om han er tiltalt ved Den internasjonale straffedomstolen. For noen uker siden ba Ugandas president Yoweri Museveni og Etiopias statsminister Hailemariam Desalegn sine...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2013)
Morgenbladet 13. 06