Country Sudan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Health > Training
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Sexual violence

Brief Description

In August 2009, the Ministry of Health has trained doctors and psychological specialists in the clinical treatment of rape cases, in accordance with the protocol previously put in place by the Ministry (basic training and training of trainers).  Basic training was received by 25 participants from federal hospitals and family and child protection centres, and 15 of those participants were selected to receive trainer training.  Two of the trainees were gynaecologists and midwives, two were psychiatrists, some were legal advisers, and one was a gender expert.  Full support was forthcoming from the United Nations Population Fund.  With support from the United Nations Children's Fund, medical staff are continually given training by the Ministry in combating female genital mutilation.

Source of Information

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