RIGDPR Publications

Publication Series on the Constitution in Our Life (2013) [In Arabic]

Vol. 1: The Constitution. Issues and Concepts. Introduced by Balghis Badri

The constitution, as codification of the rights and freedoms of citizens, confirms that every citizen has equal rights in her or his country and that the constitutionally postulated freedoms shall protect from violations and abuse by putting safeguards for the enjoyment of those rights and to ensure equality, justice and freedom.Based on this premise, this volume combines background papers on the development and procedures of constitution building in Sudan, including critical assessments of issues, such as civil society and democracy.

Vol. 2: A Comprehensive Document for Human Rights. Introduced by Amin Makki Madani

The constitution pervades all our lives and thus calls for a clarification of the parts and contents constituted by its paragraphs and sections.But before constitution build-ing arrives at the level of its final wording, paragraphs and sections, it is necessary to have a broad social dialogue about it.The authors of this volume therefore present ongoing debates on issues of gender, human rights, environmental rights, and democracy to map the processes around the building of a new constitution for Sudan after 2011.

Vol. 3: Systems of Governance and the Nature of the State. Introduced by Kamal Al-Jizouli

A constitution should be built based on broad participation and transparent discussions to allow people to share their opinion on things touching their lives, in order to arrive at principles and values for policies and laws that ensure their dignity, safety and well-being. This inclusion also prevents people from taking up arms to make their voice heard, and gives legitimacy and broad consensus to the constitution. The papers in this volume discuss which systems of governance and what kind of state can or cannot lead to such a consensus.

Vol. 4: Women and the Constitution in the Sudan. Edited by Sami Abd al-Halim Sa’id

Before the observance of women’s rights in the constitution can be discussed, it is necessary to specify criteria to measure such observance in reference to a comprehensive achievement of equality and the strengthening of women’s rights to overcome the history of discrimination in favour of men. This necessitates a clear formulation of the fair and equal representation of women in decision-making processes and public institutions. This volume presents a broad discussion of this demand, including numerous recommendations for implementation.

May ‘Az al-Din Uthman and Balghis Badri: The Empowerment of Women. Meanings, Theories and Implementation (2013) [In Arabic]

This publication was born out of discussions and recommendations of a workshop at AUW (13-14 January 2008), a summary of which was included in the book. Based on these recommendation, field-based research was conducted to assess concepts and understandings of empowerment in Sudanese society and academia. The results of this research are presented here. Being the first research on this issue in Sudan, the book provides new, essential data on empowerment, but also a discussion of the concept in the historical context of Sudanese society in general and the development of women’s movements in Sudan in particular. With a strong focus on the role of civil society, the authors also present considerations and recommendations for the furtherance of women empowerment as a crucial issue of social development.

May ‘Az al-Din Uthman and Balghis Badri: The Empowerment of Women. Meanings, Theories and Implementation (2013) [In Arabic]

This publication was born out of discussions and recommendations of a workshop at AUW (13-14 January 2008), a summary of which was included in the book. Based on these recommendation, field-based research was conducted to assess concepts and understandings of empowerment in Sudanese society and academia. The results of this research are presented here. Being the first research on this issue in Sudan, the book provides new, essential data on empowerment, but also a discussion of the concept in the historical context of Sudanese society in general and the development of women’s movements in Sudan in particular. With a strong focus on the role of civil society, the authors also present considerations and recommendations for the furtherance of women empowerment as a crucial issue of social development. 

Nuria Brufau Alvira and Katharina Hoffmann: Manual - How to Become a Master Student. Guidelines for Academic Communication Skills and Study Tips (2012)

This manual comes as an amalgamation of efforts to help all Master students of the RIGDPR with a guide contributing to enhance their capacities and providing them with a reader-friendly road-map for their journey through the Master.

Ahmed H. Eljack and Balghis Badri (eds.): Empowering Women to Develop Sudan (2012)

As part of its commitment towards promoting social justice and good economic governance through empowering women, Ahfad University for Women (AUW), in collaboration with UN Women (Sudan) convened a conference titled “Empowering Sudanese Women to Develop the Sudan after the 9th of July 2011”. This book presents the intellectual contributions to the above mentioned conference. The book exemplifies the relationships between conceptual aspects, experiences and applications of politics and strategies pertinent to women’s contributions to the economy, supported by statistical evidence. The main purpose of compiling these contributions is ultimately to learn lessons and inform policy makers to improve policy outcomes related to the enhancement of women’s role in the economic domain. This does not only lead to women economic empowerment, but also help the country cultivate more of peace and economic well-being.

Directory of Sudanese Institutions in the Sectors of Development, Women, Constitution, and Good Governance, 2 vols. (2012) [In Arabic]

This directory aims to provide information on the institutions working on public issues in Sudan’s federal states, specifically on the issues of empowerment of women, constitution building, human rights, peace, good governance, federalism, environment and social development. It is intended to support researchers, students and prac-titioners with a primary source of information on development. The compilation reacts with this publication to the perceived need of this target group for a comprehensive overview of institutions available for training and cooperation in the aforementioned issues.Published in two volumes, the directory gives on 1437 pages information on name, place and management of the institutions, as well as contact details, registration and branches, followed by an overview of main activities of the last years.

Sudanese Women Profile and Pathways to Empowerment, Edited by Balghis Badri.

This book of 2007 is based on the effort of many staff members at Ahfad University for Women who contributed to research on the Sudanese Women’s profile and accordingly submitted reports on the situation of women to various partners, UN agencies or governmental institutions. These reports where then accumulated into this book. The main source of statistical data of the profile where drawn from official resources, national surveys and joint international and national reports.