Vital Voices Supports Sudanese Women Leaders on the Frontlines of Fighting for Democracy


Prior to the start of the most recent conflict, 16 million people in Sudan, one third of Sudan’s population, depended on humanitarian assistance.

The ongoing military conflict in Sudan is putting women leaders, who have been at the forefront of the movement for democratic change, at direct risk of targeted assassinations and other threats by rival military factions and members of the deposed regime, according to Vital Voices partners.

Read more about the conflict and how Vital Voices is responding to the crisis in support of Sudanese women & girls in our latest situation report on Sudan.

UPDATE: within two hours of this post, Vital Voices has signed on to a statement presented at the U.N. Human Rights Council on May 11, 2023 in support of women human rights defenders in Sudan. View the statement here.

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