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Political scientist researching women, politics and Islam in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
Gender politics, women's movements, legal reform, sexual and reproductive rights, gender based violence, family law, Sudan
News | 29 Jan 2013
Political unrest and conflict, combined with failed strategies and policies, have led to a dramatic decline in foreign exchange revenues and foreign direct investments in Sudan. According to Hassan Ali Gadkarim, there is no miracle cure. The government of Sudan has to build lasting peace with its neighbours and establish accountable public institutions to win the foreign investors back.
News | 8 May 2019
From the very beginning, the Sudanese revolution’s slogan, freedom, peace and justice, encouraged people from different backgrounds to participate ...
Human rights, LGBTQI+ rights, Sudan
Newspaper Op-Ed | Jun 2008
Jo lengre konflikter varer, jo mer innviklet har de en tendens til å bli og jo mer preges de av at det er ekstremister på alle sider ...
Edited Book | Nov 2013
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 ...
Conflict, peace building, Sudan
Report in External Series | Apr 2014
While the crisis in South Sudan that started in December 2013 was triggered by a power struggle in the ruling party (SPLM), the causes for the ...
Sudan Working Paper | Mar 2015
This report is the result of deskwork review of two major documents, signed in 2005 on Abyei area conflict, in order to expose factors that ...
Sudan Working Paper | Sep 2015
This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in ...
Girls, Child Marriage, and Education in Red Sea State, Sudan: Perspectives on Girls’ Freedom to Choose
Sudan Report | Sep 2017
Child marriage is any formal marriage or informal union where one or both parties are under 18 years of age. Child marriage affects both boys ...
child marriage, girls, marriage, education, freedom, ARUSS, Sudan, Red Sea State
Enough Project report | 6 Apr 2011
South Sudan's July 9, 2011 Independence Day is fast approaching, but ongoing violence in Abyei, including the deliberate burning of villages by northern-aligned forces and the displacement of 20,000 people, threatens to undo progress toward peace in Sudan.
News | 25 Sep 2014
The separation of Sudan and South Sudan has caused severe problems for the pastoralists living in the borderlands between the two nations. What used to be common land is now subject to border disputes and strict regulations, but cattle and goats do not respect international borders.
Valg i Sudan 11 April | 9 Apr 2010
Søndag 11. april skal det avholdes valg i Sudan. For første gang i sudansk historie stiller en kvinne som presidentkandidat. Valgkommisjonen nektet henne å delta. Men sudansk høyesterett besluttet at Fatima Abdel Mahmoud likevel kan stille som utfordrer til den omstridte Omar al-Bashir. I tillegg er det vedtatt at alle nasjonale og regionale parlamenter i Sudan skal ha minst 25% kvinnelige representanter. Er kvinnekampen i Sudan vunnet?
Project | Jan 2014 - Dec 2017
While the number of women holding parliamentary seats is slowly growing globally from 10% in 1995 to 17% in 2009, Africa is on the ‘fast ...
Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Sudan
Project | Apr - Jun 2011
While the passage of various UN Resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009) and 1889 (2009) on women, peace and security are important ...
Project | Dec 2006 - Mar 2008
This project investigates whether Islam within the Sudanese civil society is being used to promote or to undermine the on-going peace-building ...
Inter-religious dialouge, civil society, Islam, peace and conflict, Sudan
Rift Valley Institute report | 1 Nov 2010
The self-determination process in Sudan is in danger. With ten weeks remaining before a referendum on the possible secession of Southern Sudan, preparations for registration of voters have only just started. In Abyei, where a separate referendum is due to take place, they have not yet begun.
Islamism and Democracy: An Inquiry into the Political Thought of the Sudanese Islamist Hassan al-Turabi
Master's Thesis | Jan 2005
My focus of analysis is Islamist democracy as conceived by the Sudanese Islamist Hassan al-Turabi. I aim to explore and understand Turabi's ...
Islamism, democracy, Sudan, Tunisia and Egypt
Newspaper Op-Ed | Jan 2013
Vestlige land bør være mer ydmyke overfor afrikanske lederes evne til å rydde opp på eget kontinent. I forrige uke holdt ...
Journal Article | Aug 2018
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. ...
child marriage, religious counter-mobilization, legal reform, Sudan
Transforming Pastoralism: A Case Study of the Rufa'a al Hoi Ethnic Group in the Blue Nile State, Sudan
Sudan Working Paper | Feb 2008
The pastoral sector in Sudan in general and in the Blue Nile State in particular has been marginalized and impoverished as a result of detrimental ...