In the Al-Bashir era, women played little or no role in politics. But Al-Bashir was ousted by a military coup in 2019 as the Sudanese people rose against his brutal and corrupt dictatorship. According to a UN agency chief, the face of Sudan’s democratic transition, in stark contrast to politics under Al-Bashir is female and young. But more needs to be done. This story from UN News:
Natalia Kanem, who concluded a mission to the African nation last week, commended the democratic transition underway, after the overthrow of longstanding leader, Omar Al-Bashir, in April 2019.
“Less than two years after the transition, remarkable progress has been made. We support progress to meet the aspirations of the people of Sudan”, Dr. Kanem said.
She also applauded the country’s women and young people as “powerful allies” and “agents of change” for democracy, peace and human rights for all.
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