Sudan

Ahfad University for Women

Address: P.O. Box 167, Omdurman, Sudan
Phone: 24 553 363
Fax: 24 553 363
Email: ahfad@sudanet.net
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Contact: Durria M. El Hussin
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1966
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic / Somali
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Association of African Universities

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Purpose:

Educational Institution exclusively for women and working for the advancement of women in Sudan with special focus on rural women.

Illustrative Project:

Training of trainers in the field of leadership and women's promotion, gender development, communication and information, environment and sustainable development. This has created efficient and gender sensitive officials, policy makers and women group leaders; effective programme development, effective participation in policy formulation. It promoted advocacy in gender.

Babiker Badri Scientific Association for Women's Studies

Address: P.O. Box 167, Omdurman, Sudan
Phone: 249 11 554 870
Fax: 249 11 553 363
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Contact: Somaya Altayeb
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1979
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic / Somali / Dinka
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower women; to help in the training of rural leadership; to eradicate harmful traditional practices; to campaign against female genital mutilation.

Illustrative Project:

Training of village leaders. Training courses started in 1981 for a six month duration, then developed into a specialized one of four months. We published a 4 volume book to be the first and only training book for village leaders and trainers. It is used by all Government and NGOs working on training. Our training programme is in great demand. We have a special one-month training for pre-school teachers. We run the course annually. We respond to requests from international and government agencies, as well as train leaders from villages where we establish CROS and community centres.

Environmentalists Society

Address: Institute of Envitonmental Studies, University of Khartoum, P.O. Box 321, Khartoum,
Sudan
Phone: 249 11 780 993
Fax: 249 11 773 807
Email: abdall_medani@hotmail.com
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Contact: Abdalla M. Ahmed Medani
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic / Somali / Dinka
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Fundraising
Affiliations: RIOD Network for Desertification

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Environment awareness among the different sectors of the community. Environmental studies and research, documentation, creation of national, regional and international relationship with relevant organizations and bodies concerned with environment. Coordination with the Institute of Environmental Studies in the areas of training and research, using different methods and materials.

Illustrative Project:

Poverty alleviation at Abu-Delieg. Based in a rural area, the projects include crop residue treatment, haymaking and animal production. These projects reduces the burden on women.

Episcopal Church of the Sudan

Address: P.O. Box 10502, Khartoum, Sudan
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Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1982
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Arabic / Somali / Dinka
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To develop and build the capacities of the diocese to enable them to undertake sustainable development projects; to mobilize resources to help the poor gain access to health, nutrition and basic education services; to respond to emergencies and to relieve affected populations; to rehabilitate and resettle traumatized children.

Illustrative Project:

In the area of community health, the organization runs a clinic for a large community of displaced people from South Sudan, in a camp 40 km south of Khartoum. The clinic provides basic health services and has a consultant physician, an MA, a mid-wife, a pharmacist and a lab technician. The clinic functions successfully.

Fashoda Women Association

Address: KhartoumSudan
Phone: 249 11 234 318 / 477 547
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Contact: Ms. Josephine Olyepi
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic / Dinka
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Training women in community development, health care, education, income-generating projects. 

Illustrative Project:

Workshops on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Humantiarian Aid Commission

Address: P.O. Box 1975, Khartoum, Sudan
Phone: 87 3 47 18 45
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Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Arabic / Somali
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Building community capacity through humanitarian aid.

Illustrative Project:

Workshop on skills needed for community development.

Islamic Relief Agency

Address: P.O. Box 3372, Khartoum, Sudan
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Email: israag@sudanmail.net
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Contact: Dr. M. I. Suliman
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / UN
Affiliations: ICVA / NGOS Arab Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

We work in the areas of relief and crisis emergencies; health activities; rural and agricultural development; social welfare for orphans, widows and disabled; informal education and vocational training.

Muslim Women's League - Southern Sudan

Address: Federal Ministry of Education, P.O. Box 248, Khartoum, Sudan
Phone: 249 11 774 823 / 770 846
Fax: 249 11 785 705
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Contact: Aziza Rajab Saeed
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic / Somali / Dinka
Source of Annual Budget: Membership dues / Foreign donors
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Improvement of skills and abilities of the Southern woman; healthcare for the Southern children affected by war; reduction of poverty through income generating activities; education and training of adolescent girls; encouragement of the process of peace.

Illustrative Project:

The Peace and Security Project: Peace campaigns in the displaced peoples areas around Khartoum. Peace day in Jura. Articles supporting peace in national papers. Peace Net in Beijing (Fourth World Conference on woman 1995). The dialogue was with the Organization of Women Voice for Peace / SPLA. This lead to the peace treaty between the Government and the rebels (Fashoda Peace).

Sudan National Committee on Harmful Traditional Practices

Address: P.O. Box 10418, Khartoum, Sudan
Phone: 249 11 460 546
Fax: 249 11 774 602
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Contact: Dr. Amna A. R. Hassan
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership Fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To raise awareness about eradication of FGM and other harmful practices; to initiate and implement programs and improve beneficial traditional practices; to draw the attention of community leaders, religious groups, women's organizations and youth associations. Provision of IEC and conduct research.

Illustrative Project:

As a result of training and information campaign and dissemination of educational materials to the target (health workers) the midwives were engaged in soap production units to replace the practice of FGM and to avoid violation against women.

Sudan Workers Trade Unions Federation

Address: P.O. Box 2258, Khartoum, Sudan
Phone: 249 11 77 936
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Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Protect workers' rights.

Illustrative Project:

Training to eradicate unemployment, poverty and conflict.

Sudanese Environment Conservative Society

Address: Khartoum Central 21 Street, P.O. Box 44266, Khartoum East, 19, Sudan
Phone: 249 11 779 17
Fax: 249 11 773 82 / 37 / 777 01
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Contact: M.B. Nimir
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1975
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The World Conservation Union (IUCN)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The overall goal of SECS is to accomplish environmental conservation and rehabilitation which are inevitable for achievement of sustainable development.  SECS's objectives include raising environmental awareness, implementation and promotion of replicable environmental rehabilitation projects.

Illustrative Project:

SECS's environmental awareness project is a nationwide initiative including lectures, public meetings, radio programmes, publications, video films, children songs, exhibitions, and so on.  SECS emphasizes awareness raising among school groups. The primary school programmes include improvement of the physical environment of the schools through establishing plant nurseries, provision of clean drinking water facilities, cleaning the schools, and building latrines. The project is based on training of teachers.

Sudanese Women General Union

Address: 5 Algamhuriya Street, East Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
Phone: 249 1 8378 5749
Fax: 249 1 8377 4175
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Contact: Mrs. Raja Hassan Khalifa, Secretary General
Type of Organization: National
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Income Generating Activities
Affiliations: Sudanese Business Women Club

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Empowering women to promote themselves and to participate effectively in the country's development; organizing and mobilizing women at the grassroots level to achieve their expectations; working for gender-mainstreaming in all policies and strategies at all levels; ensuring women's participation at the decision-making levels; working actively to bring about peace in the country.

Illustrative Project:

It has established Ansam Centre for Peace and Development in four states; it works for peace and peace culture in the Southern States and how we can develop these states and women and children in all fields, such as health, education, etc.

Women's Limu Centre

Address: P.O. Box 3153, Khartoum, Sudan
Phone: 249 78 45 17
Fax: 249 78 26 30
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Contact: Helen Kila Wango
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic / Somali
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Sudanese Women General Union

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The center is a non-profit, charity organization that helps and supports needy women and children.

Illustrative Project:

Training workshops on health and self-helf activities.