There are a number of barriers and obstacles to the political participation of persons with disabilities (PwD) in Sudan.

This Report aims to analyse the status of their political participation during the transitional period and during the previous general elections by exploring and examining the laws and legislation in force and their impact on the political participation of PwD, and exploring the extent to which PwD are aware of the rights that fall under the umbrella of political participation, as well as shedding light on the extent to which disability issues are included in party programmes and providing facilitations to enhance the participation of PwD in non-partisan political parties and groups.

The Report also aims to identify and explain the factors that negatively affect the political participation of PwD, and suggests recommendations to enhance their political participation.


Publication date
22 December 2023
Mohammed al-Mamoun al-Tayeb and Badriddin Ahmed Hasan Mohammed
Number of pages
978-91-7671-728-8 (PDF)


Executive summary


1. Desk Review

2. Survey

3. Interviews on participation and representation in political parties

4. Focus group discussions

5. Concluding recommendations


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Political Participation and Representation of Persons with Disabilities in Sudan

Situation Analysis during Democratic Transition
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