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Lana Awad

Lana Awad

HRD, Journalist
Darfur Journalists Association

Lana Awad is a women’s rights defender and journalist, and a member of the Darfur Journalists Association. Her work focuses primarily on promoting women’s rights and defending health rights in Sudan. Lana Awad had previously worked for the Ministry of Health and Social Development, but was dismissed as a result of an article she wrote with Aida Abdel Qader, exposing the severity of COVID-19 in Al-Fashir city.


The ongoing violence in Sudan by government forces, pro-government militia groups and anti-government armed group forms the backdrop to continued harassment, arbitrary arrests, incommunicado detentions and alleged torture of human rights defenders (HRDs) by Sudanese military and security forces.