Panos – Sudan
P. O. Box: 8376, Khartoum, Sudan.
Tel: (249-11) 482982
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Manal Ali Bashir, General Program manger.
Mutawinat, Gender center, for research &training, Salmmah,
Panos is a member on the advisory committee of the Sudanese FGM
network in Sudan. Continuously, Panos is involved in providing
technical support to the network.
Current FGC Research
Our FGC plan is to start with an impact assessment study to assess
the feasibility of the FGM previous implementation strategy and
to identify effective means of FGM strategy to abolish the practice.
The result of this study will be implemented by Panos-Sudan.
Our organization started with investigating research to study
the phenomenon of violence against women (VAW) in general and
to identify the different types of VAW experienced by women on
the objective to clarify the concept from a Sudanese perspective
so as to identify suitable strategies for combating the VAW in
Sudan. The research and the pilot survey are available.
An Overview of PANOS’ Involvement
What is Panos Globally?
Panos works towards stimulating informed debate and discussion
on development issues both at country and regional levels. Panos
aims to raise awareness on neglected and poorly understood issues
and works towards providing marginalized sectors of society with
the means of communication for providing their own agenda. Panos
supports journalists in their reporting on development issues with
focus on pastrolism, gender, the environment, health, media, conflict
and other development concerns.
What is Panos Sudan?
(The project started in Feb 2002 as pilot project for one year)
PANOS Sudan started as a pilot project of Panos Ethiopia, which
is a country office of Panos Eastern Africa, based in Kampala Uganda?
Panos Eastern Africa is regional center working under Panos London.
Panos eastern Africa works in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan Uganda,
Somalia and Tanzania. Panos Sudan now expand to be as country office
under Kampala office.
Activities of PANOS Sudan.
Coordinating the implementation of the pilot project aiming
to end violence against women in Sudan through advocacy activities
-Commissioning monitoring activity to identify the violent cases
at the level of courts, prisons and awaiting harassed.
-Conducting a survey identify types, forms, incidence of VAW
experienced by women in Sudan and also knowing the effective
methodology in dealing with this phenomena, since, as a concept
it is still not yet clear from a Sudanese prespective putting
the fact that it is imported and the dealing with it is internationally
-Commissioning research to clarify the concept of VAW in the
Sudanese context and to identify the trends and perceptions
of VAW by the Sudanese women themselves ending up with strategies
to combat the phenomenon.
– Awareness raising on gender and violence targeting law
enforcement and media agencies.
– Publishing a Gender page with Al Ayam Newspaper targeting
the public at large and aiming to stimulate public debate on
How do we work?
Through partnership with the relevant concerned organizations
as Mutawinat, Gender Center, salmmah and Teeba press (media
What we have experienced so far
To achieve an easy result for any development, we have to involve
the media who could easily disseminate and owned the outcome of
any activity if they internalized the objectives and means. In addition
to this, the fact that the peace process is ongoing aiming to have
a sustainable peace building for the whole community in Sudan expecting
that after the peace achieved, lots of awareness and capacity building
programs is needed. And this can not be achieved without the involvement
of the media who’s interns require to be competent. To achieve such
purpose the media, specially print media, has to build its training
capacity so as to fulfill the peace building period requirements.
At this point Panos Sudan would like to intervene .To do so we have
to start relying on the journalists themselves to identify and assess
their training needs referring to what has been identified by Panos
so far such as;
· Information collection and analyses of the information
· Documentation and documentaries
· Other additional topics could be identified
Prepared by, Manal Ali Bashir, General Program Manager
On the purpose of the Journalists Assessment Training workshop