Academic journal article Ahfad Journal

Perspective of Gender Mainstreaming Development with in the Interim Period in Sudan

Academic journal article Ahfad Journal

Perspective of Gender Mainstreaming Development with in the Interim Period in Sudan

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Perspective of gender mainstreaming development with in the interim period in Sudan. Adam, Gehan; Laku, Macline; Baya, Esther (School of REED, Ahfad University for Women).

The need for gender mainstreaming in Sudan is urgent, because underdevelopment and poverty are extending all over the country. Studies have shown that discrimination based on gender increases poverty, slows economy growth and weakens governance. Through gender mainstreaming the diverse situation of the different groups of both men and women (migrant women, young women and old women ... etc) should be targeted to draw attention to the broad effects of policies on citizens lives.

This study tried to find out how far the CPA and National Interim Constitution address the issues of Gender Mainstreaming. The study also attempts to identify the affected people during the South--North war in Sudan in general with more emphasis on women and children, and the role of the government and NGOs to overcome the effects.

The primary data were collected using questionnaire which was filled by 40 respondents of different political parties and NGOs officials. …

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