Hundreds of Sudanese women march against violence

  • Tuesday 26, November 2019 08:16 AM
Sharjah 24 – AFP: Hundreds of Sudanese women demonstrate in Khartoum on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, it is the first such gathering in Sudan in decades.
Hundreds of Sudanese women Monday marched in Khartoum to mark International Day for Eliminating Violence against Women, in the first such rally held in the northeast African country in decades.

Chanting "Freedom, peace, justice," , the demonstrators took to the streets in the Burri district.

Many women, dressed in orange, carried banners that read: "Women's revolution continues" and "We are the revolution, we are the change."

"There is an atmosphere of freedom now," said 21-year-old university student Fatima, as others behind her whistled, clapped and ululated, an AFP correspondent reported.
"There is less violence now, but we still need to change the laws that are against us."