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Our Rights Group

Our Rights Group


Our Rights Group is a coalition of Sudanese civil society organisations which recently submitted its report on the human rights situation in Sudan to the UN as part of the UPR process. The coalition includes, among others, the Asma Society for Development, which aims to raise awareness about gender equality in Sudan through working on women's capacity building and contributing effectively to democratic transformation in Sudan, the Human Rights and Legal Aid Network (HRLAN), and the Sudanese Solidarity Committee, which works on representing the families of victims of the 2013 protests, in which more than 700 people were killed after calling for a democratic change in the country.


The ongoing violence 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. Freedom of expression and freedom of association and assembly have been increasingly curtailed. In particular, NGO members, journalists and student activists have been targeted.