Sudan: A year of suffering for women and girls


EVAW - Sudan

Sudan’s current conflict, which marks its one year point on 15 April 2024, is having a devastating impact on the people of Sudan, particularly women and girls. The conflict has reversed the gains made toward democracy and stability, leaving the country in unprecedented suffering and insecurity and while facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

Sudanese women and girls in Sudan are paying a heavy price, bearing the brunt of a humanitarian crisis that remains too invisible to the world.

7,000 new mothers could die in the coming months if their nutritional and health needs remain unmet. Over 6.7 million people are at risk of gender-based violence. Intimate partner violence, sexual violence, exploitation and abuse, as well as FGM and child marriage are among the forms of violence affecting women and girls since fighting broke out.

UN Women is closely working with humanitarian partners to ensure humanitarian response addresses gender specific needs. Some of the areas UN Women is directly supporting women during this time including the establishment of Situation Rooms, dignity kits disbursement, equipping women to advocate for peace and coordinating platforms for their contribution to humanitarian response.

UN Women stands with the people of Sudan during this difficult time and echoes the Secretary General's call for an immediate halt to the fighting, a return to dialogue and respect for international law.