In January 2017, the Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women and other women leaders came together during the African Union Summit to advocate for a more inclusive and effective peace process. Their goals were to identify the root causes of conflict, analyze the current deadlocks, and determine concrete recommendations on how to move the […]
The Taskforce on the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan drafted a joint statement during the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 22-31, 2015. They affirmed a common need to promote and advance collaboration amongst and between women in civil society and government, and across the two nations. While in Addis, Taskforce […]
In November 2014, Sudanese women wrote this position paper on how to ensure inclusion in Sudan’s National Dialogue. These recommendations were a direct response to a request from Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa and Chair of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel responsible for facilitating the process. The paper suggests specific structural […]
In late January 2014, 20 peacebuilders from Sudan and South Sudan (one man and 19 women), convened in Addis Ababa to discuss the ongoing conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. These recommendations address gaps and/or deficiencies in the previously negotiated Cessation of Hostilities between South Sudan and opposition forces, the humanitarian response, and the peace […]
In advance of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa from January 19 – 22, 2013, Inclusive Security gathered delegates of the Coalition of Women Leaders from Sudan and South Sudan to define their common priorities for the future, peaceful coexistence of their countries. In collaboration with technical experts and advisors to the peace process, […]
From February 17-19, 2011, over a hundred women from all over Sudan came together to make sure women’s concerns, experiences, and priorities are central to on-going negotiations on post-referendum arrangements. This conference could not have come at a more critical time. Having ensured a peaceful and successful referendum, parties are about to resume talks on […]
Supporting Women in Negotiations: A Model for Elevating their Voices and Reflecting Their Agenda in Peace Deals
Women are alarmingly underrepresented in negotiations. In 2009, the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) found in a review of 21 major peace processes held since 1992 that women were less than 8 percent of the delegates to talks and less than 3 percent of agreement signatories. This publication documents two of Inclusive Security’s consultative […]
Although we face many challenges, there is no shortage of Sudanese women who want to be involved. With the appropriate support from the international community, we can reach our common goal of helping guarantee free and fair elections and over time, transforming Sudan into a secure, democratic nation.
Progress in meeting the Oslo priorities for women identified in the 2005 Oslo Donors Consortium has been slow. We would like to reaffirm the urgency and continued relevance of each of those priorities. We are particularly concerned about the persistence of extremely poor human development indicators in relation to women and girls’ literacy, maternal mortality, […]
In November 2006, The Institute for Inclusive Security convened a diverse group of 15 women leaders from Darfur for a consultation on increasing women’s participation in the Darfur peace process. Together they identified these objectives as critical to achieving women’s inclusion.