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Journal Article | 2018

Religious Counter-Mobilization against Child Marriage Reform in Sudan

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. Sudan is among the African countries with a high prevalence of child marriage. In Sudan, 10.7% of women...
Liv Tønnessen (2018)
in Siha Journal: Women in Islam
Book Chapter | 2017

Forming the 2012 and 2013 constituent assemblies: A comparative process

A comparative analysis of the formation of Egypt's constituent assemblies from 2012 and 2013. After President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in 2011, discussions followed immediately regarding the revision of the...
Diana Serodio, Robert Forster (2017)
in Cornelis Hulsman: The 2014 Egyptian Constitution: Perspectives from Egypt. Marburg: Tectum Verlag pp. 37-50
CMI Report | 2017

Family law reform in Sudan: competing claims for gender justice between sharia and women’s human rights

This paper focuses on family law reform in Sudan-a country that has been in a state of perpetual conflict that stretches back long before its independence in 1956. The signing...
Samia El Nagar, Liv Tønnessen (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2017:5) 28 p.
CMI Brief | 2017

Counter-mobilization against child marriage reform in Africa

Legislating a minimum age of marriage at 18 has stirred counter-mobilization in some, but not all, countries where religious or traditional institutions enjoy constitutional authority. Why does counter-mobilization arise in...
Ragnhild Louise Muriaas, Liv Tønnessen, Vibeke Wang (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 8) 4 p.
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

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
CMI Insight | 2016

Ending child marriages – new laws bring progress but hurdles remain

Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’.  There is a continuum ranging from criminalization...
Vibeke Wang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 4) 8 p.
CMI Report | 2016

Women’s Activism in Saudi Arabia: Male Guardianship and Sexual Violence

Saudi Arabia is often presented in Western media as the poster child of women’s oppression. It is the country where women are forced to cover their heads and body in...
Liv Tønnessen (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:1)
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
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Women’s Equal Rights and Islam in Sudanese Republican Thought: A Translation of Three Family Law Booklets from 1975, Produced and Circulated by the Republican Sisters

This paper includes a translation of three booklets produced by the Sudanese Republican Sisters in commemoration of International Women’s Day in 1975: (i) Women Rights in the Constitution and under...
Samia al-Nagar, Liv Tønnessen; introduction by Asma Mahmoud Muhammed Taha (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:5) 28 p.
Book Chapter | 2014

Entre la Sharia y la CEDAW en Sudan: Mujeres islamistas negocian la equidad de género

Liv Tønnessen (2014)
in Rachel Sieder and John McNeish: Justicia de genero y pluralidades legales: Perspectivas latinamericanas y africanas. Mexico city: CIESAS
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2013

En politisk løsning for Mali

Norge bør heller bidra som fredsmegler enn som militærmakt for å stabilisere Mali. I 2006 ble den norske historikeren Kåre Lode fra Stavanger slått til ridder av Mali for sitt arbeid i...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2013)
Morgenbladet 01.02
Book Chapter | 2013

Between Sharia and CEDAW in Sudan: Islamist women negotiating gender equity

This chapter explores how women’s rights and obligations are understood and negotiated within the context of an Islamic state in Sudan. It particularly deals with the ongoing debate on The...
Liv Tønnessen (2013)
in Rachel Sieder and John McNeish: Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives. New York: Routledge-Cavendish
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

En arabisk vår i Sudan?

Regimet i Sudan har fulgt den arabiske våren med argusøyne. President Omar al-Bashir frykter smitteeffekten. Nå truer en økonomi i fritt fall med å velte regimet. Prisene på drivstoff og...
Liv Tønnessen (2012)
Dagbladet 15.08.12
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

En arabisk vår i Sudan?

Regimet i Sudan har fulgt den arabiske våren med argusøyne. President Omar al-Bashir frykter smitteeffekten. Nå truer en økonomi i fritt fall med å velte regimet. Prisene på drivstoff og...
Dagbladet 15.08.12
Doctoral Thesis | 2011

The many faces of political Islam in Sudan: Muslim women's activism for and against the state

This thesis investigates the politics of competing Islamic gender ideologies in Sudan. Based on fieldwork conducted in greater Khartoum from 2006 through 2011, the thesis explores Muslim women’s political activism...
Liv Tønnessen (2011)
Bergen: University of Bergen 344 p.
Journal Article | 2010

Is Islam a threshold for escape or an insurmountable barrier? Women bargaining with patriarchy in post-Islamist Sudan

This article explores women's bargaining with a patriarchal Islamic state in Sudan. The article is situated within the realm of the literature on post-Islamism, which claims that Islamism becomes compelled both by its...
Liv Tønnessen (2010)
in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East vol. 30 no. 3. pp.583-594
Book | 2009

Muslimer i nya samhällen. Om individuella och kollektiva rättigheter

I denna bok tar Roald upp det multikulturella Sveriges utmaningar - spänningar mellan assimilation och gruppers autonomi, mellan individens rättigheter och gruppers kulturella rättigheter. Hut förhåller sig muslimer till islamsk...
Anne Sofie Roald (2009)
Gothenburg: Daidalos 241 p.
Journal Article | 2009

Islamists in Jordan: Promoters of or obstacles to female empowerment and gender equality?

This study deals with the Muslim Brotherhoods’ reception of CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminations against Women) in Jordan. In view of the Arab Human Development...
Anne Sofie Roald (2009)
in Religion and Human Rights. vol. 4 no. 1. pp. 41-63