The archives of the women movement in Sudan, 1940-2010

This project works to document the history of feminine and feminist movements that took place in 1940s El Obeid, Wad Medani, Atbara-- the three major urban centers of Sudan. The work highlights the role of women in modern Sudanese history via publications from the past 70 years.

Without an accessible archive of the women's movement in Sudan, women have remained almost invisible in the historiography of the country. The recent civilian revolution reminds us of their continuous presence in the Sudanese political and militant social life, which has yet to be documented. This project works to highlight the role of women’s in modern Sudanese history by documenting the rich narratives and publications collected by leaders of the movement over the past 70 years. The project is led by the Center for Economic, Legal and Social Studies and Documentation (CEDEJ), in association with the French Institute of African Worlds (IMAF), the University of Bahri/Khartoum, and the National Archives of Khartoum.

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Location: Sudan, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Modern Endangered Archives Programme (MEAP) Project partner(s): CEDEJ - Centre d'Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et Sociales; French Institute of African Worlds (IMAF); University of Bahri/Khartoum; National Archives of Khartoum; Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $15,000.00 Commencement Date: 03/2021 Project Status: Active
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