Enass Muzamel at The Role of Women in the Struggle for Sudan: Activists and Leaders (NYU-SPS Center for Global Affairs)

March 22, 2022

12:00 - 13:00 (ET) / 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (GMT)

Explore the important role that women have played as activists in Sudan during and since the December revolution.

Since the onset of the December 2018 revolution, Sudan has witnessed many changes and the most important one was the toppling of the Alengaz regime; a regime that led the country for the past 30 years, in which the country was in national conflicts and international isolation; soon after, a transitional government was established as a result of a partnership agreement between the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) and the military leaders until the October 2021 coup led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan the former chairman of the Sovereignty Council and current self-appointed leader of Sudan.

The role of women throughout this process has been and continues to be tremendous, women have been at the forefront of protests, negotiations, within the previous transitional government, and in the current civil movement against the October coup.

This panel will shed light on the current situation in Sudan, highlighting the role of Sudanese women, on the ground as protestors, the role of women-led civil society organizations, and the role of the international civil society organizations in supporting Sudanese women.

Welcome Remarks:

Dr. Vera Jelinek, Divisional Dean and Director of NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs

Introduction: Dr. Sylvia Maier, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs

Moderator: Wala Ali, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs


Hanadi Abdelhalim, UN Women Sudan

Marine Alneel, Sudanese Activist

Dr. Bakry M. Elmedni, Associate Professor, School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences, LIU

Enas Muzamel, Madaniya Organization

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