Five Questions on the Sudan Peace Process

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The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide.

Blog Post by Jamille Bigio

This interview is with members of the Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women, which was formed in 2013 by Sudanese female civil society leaders and political party officials to serve as a conduit between the peace process and communities throughout Sudan. Because of their transparency in the process and their connections to conflict-affected communities, Taskforce members are considered honest brokers with whom government, opposition, and international officials consult and share information. As official observers in the August 2016 Two Areas and Darfur peace talks, Taskforce members served as informal mediators, and focused on urging negotiators to continue to participate in the process. The members include: Ehlam Naser, Gamar Habani, Mawahib Elhaj, Nawal Khidir, Samia Elhashmi, Eman Alkhawad, Zainab Alsawy, Entisar Abdel Sadig, Kamilia Kura, Safaa Elagib, Suad Abdel Al, Tamadur Khalid, Maria Abbas, and Huda Shafig.

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