Country Sudan
Year 2010
Type of Measure Police > Training
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

The Ministry of Interior Department of Training and the Unit for Combating Violence against Women and Children (under the Ministry of Justice) have devised a training curriculum for the police on criminal investigations and human rights.  With finance from the United Nations Population Fund, a method was developed for training women police officers on criminal investigations in order to enhance their practice.

The number of women police officers has increased in the states of Darfur by designating two policewomen in each camp in both Northern and Southern Darfur states and training them in international law and human rights/women's rights.  The objective of the training is to protect civilians, in particular women, investigate, and encourage women to request legal procedures.  The project is financed by the Swiss government.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Sudan to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010; CRC/C/SDN/Q/3-4/Add.1, par. 40 and 41