Babiker Badri (Scientific Association for Women’s Studies)

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Babiker Badri is Sudan's longest-established association for women's training, empowerment and peacebuilding.
Last updated: February 2015

Babiker Badri works to empower Sudanese women, promoting greater equality and participation in community life. It also challenges the practice of female genital mutilation, encourages women to act as advocates for gender equality, and helps women pursue income-generating activities. Enjoying a particularly good reputation as the oldest women’s training association in Sudan, Babiker Badari operates throughout the country.

Actors for Peace

Babiker Badri wanted to raise awareness and understanding of the terms of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). They commissioned writers to dramatise the treaty and approached famous actors to perform it on tour between March and December 2007. Babiker Badari felt that women and young people had a particularly limited awareness of the CPA and were therefore being excluded from the peace process. Further, they felt that simply lecturing people about the agreement at public meetings left them bored and no better informed. The project therefore aimed to convey relevant information about the CPA directly and effectively.

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