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Sudan: Information on state protection available to female victims of domestic violence

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1995
Citation / Document Symbol SDN20921.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sudan: Information on state protection available to female victims of domestic violence, 1 June 1995, SDN20921.E, available at: [accessed 26 November 2015]
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According to Country Reports for 1994,

[v]iolence against women appears to be common, especially wife beating, although accurate statistics do not exist. The Government has not addressed the issue of violence against women; nor was it discussed publicly. The police do not normally intervene in domestic disputes, and there were no reports of court cases involving violence against women in 1994 (1995, 252).

For information on the administration of justice by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), please consult the attached document. For general information on violence against women, the rights of women and the role of women in Sudanese society, please refer to Response to Information Request SDN20920.E of 9 June 1995.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1994. 1995. US Department of State. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.


Human Right Watch/Africa. 1994. Civilian Devastation: Abuses by All Parties in the War in Southern Sudan. New York: Human RIghts Watch.

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