Country Sudan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Social services > Hotline/Helpline
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In March 2009, the campaign for the Hotline was able to widely convey its message to all states of the Sudan through the radio, television, newspapers, leaflets and posters.  The interaction with and response to the Hotline from families and children was manifested by the number of calls received from the capital and the states reporting family problems and all forms of violence and seeking psychological and legal advice.

With the presence of the Family and Child Protection Unit and Children Prosecution Attorneys Bureaus, families were encouraged to report on and preserve the rights of the child.  Most callers were between the ages of 12 and 17 years who inquired about psychological issues, wrong practices, or their exposure to sexual and physical abuse, exploitation or violence, in addition to social problems.  Calls also came from parents seeking advice or reporting various issues, and from children who were subjected to sexual assault or abuse or school violence.  Legal advice sought by callers through the Hotline are directed to the Office of Legal Support which provides guidance on the relevant procedures.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Sudan to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010