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Wad Bahjat

Waad Bahjat

WHRD, Member
Umbda Resistance Committee

Waad Bahjat is a Sudanese woman human rights defender and engineer. She is a member of Umbda Resistance Committee, which frequently organises peaceful demonstrations calling to promote civil and economic rights in Sudan. The Committee also works to fight corruption in public organisations in Sudan. Wad Bahjat is also a blogger and publishes posts that aim to promote Sudanese women's rights.

Women human rights defenders face sexual violence, prosecution and harsh punishments imposed by the government security forces. Women organisations are under intense scrutiny and struggle with laws that generally discriminate against women.