Legal definition of sexual violence, an imperative for Sudan

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Isha Dyfan, UNAMID Human Rights Section Chief, speaking with Setyo Budi in UNAMID Radio studio in El Fasher, Darfur. PHOTO: Mohammad Mahady/UNAMID

With a 16-day global campaign in full swing to end violence against women and girls, transforming the human rights situation in Sudan’s turbulent Darfur region, requires clear and distinctive definitions of sexual violence and adultery.

That's according to the Human Rights Section Chief for the region's UN mission, UNAMID, Isha Dyfan, who explained that separating these two societal issues encourages women to come forward with accounts of sexual violence, without fear of being accused of adultery.

In the last eight years, UNAMID's Human Rights Section, along with other international organizations and civil society, has helped bring about some major changes in Sudanese criminal law.

Ms Dyfan spoke with Setyo Budi about her team's contribution.

Duration: 5’30″

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