Political parties are considered gatekeepers for women’s access to political positions, as they play an important role in institutionalizing women’s inclusion in politics. Ensuring that political parties in Sudan play an active role in the advancement of gender equality and the enhancement of women’s political participation is particularly important as Sudan prepares for its transition to democracy.

This Report examines political parties’ internal policies and structures and their impact on women’s access to positions of power and decision-making at all levels, starting from within the political parties themselves. By scrutinizing parties’ constitutions, manifestos and various policy documents, the report highlights how women participate in political parties and the extent to which political parties support gender equality.


Publication date
01 July 2021
Asha K. Elkarib
Number of pages
978-91-7671-441-6 (PDF)
978-91-7671-440-9 (Print)



Executive summary

1. Introduction

2. Methodology

3. Results

4. Conclusion

5. Recommendations

Further reading


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Gender Assessment of Political Parties' Internal Regulations in Sudan

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