Women in Sudan: Negotiating Power on the Margins


Introduced by Rita Morbia, Executive Director, InterPares

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Asha El-Karib about the current strategies and interventions of the Sudanese women’s movement to negotiate and advance their agenda for women’s rights, peace and democracy, in the context of a strong history of feminist activism in Sudan to combat gender oppression.

Dr. Asha El-Karib is a leading feminist activist, human rights defender, researcher and proud grandmother based in Khartoum, Sudan. She is currently the Senior Strategic Advisor for the Sudanese Organization for Research and Development (SORD).

Dr. El-Karib began her activist journey as a young woman engaged in the Sudanese Women’s Union. She has worked for the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) and was a founder of the Gender Centre for Research and Training. Dr. El-Karib is also the co-founder of a civil society initiative in Sudan which endeavours to bring democratic civil society actors together to work jointly on issues of democracy, peace building and good governance. She also works closely with women from Darfur and on the issues relating to women and peace processes.

Light refreshments served. RSVP to juliapyr@yorku.ca

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