In Conversation with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Alaa Salah on Uprisings and Women's Rights in the Building of a New Sudan
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Join us in a conversation with Alaa Salah about Sudan, its future and women's rights.
Alaa Salah is a Sudanese student and anti-government protester, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020. She gained worldwide media attention from a picture of her that went viral in the 2019 Sudanese protests. The image of Salah has been dubbed as "Woman in White" or "Lady Liberty" of Sudan. As a member of MANSAM, one of the main Sudanese women's networks who signed the 1 January 2019 Forces of Freedom and Change declaration, Salah gave a speech at United Nations Security Council, insisting that in the Sudanese transitionary institutions women have equal representation to men.
Salah stated that despite women often having constituted 70% of protestors, they were "side-lined in the formal political process" of creating transitional institutions. She argued that "there is no excuse for [women] not to have an equal seat at every single table". Salah also called for judicial accountability and disarmament; and for the political process to be inclusive of women, "civil society, resistance groups, ethnic and religious minorities, those who have been displaced, and people with disabilities to lead to sustainable peace".
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