Following a 30-year old strict Islamist rule, Sudan undergoes wide-reaching reforms that pushes the country into a new era of equality for its population.
“We [will] drop all the laws violating the human rights in Sudan,” says Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari. “We are keen to demolish any kind of discrimination that was enacted by the old regime and to move toward equality of citizenship and a democratic transformation.”
Under the new laws, women improve their fate, considering that female genital mutilation is now banned – as is public flogging – and women are now free to travel with their children without the consent of a male relative. The rules regarding the consumption of alcohol have been loosened. Also, the apostasy law has been abolished.