By empowering the women, and providing a wide spectrum of projects, we are lifting individual families out of poverty, and transforming whole communities long term... The goat loan is just one of many integrated projects... This includes providing midwives and first aid workers...
Ruth Rendell took a personal interest and the children of Darur touched her heart... She has campaigned successfully in the UK to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) - and she believed that the most effective way to achieve the in remote villages was for someone women knew and trusted to advise them.
Dec 2012: 'The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition is very concerned about Jalila Khamis Koko, who is held solely for her humanitarian work and for the peaceful expression of her views.'
Oct 2012: By Louise Hogan - The women human rights defenders of South Kordofan are truly operating with no protection whatsoever and yet they bravely continue with their work...
Four minors are among nine people who have been sentenced to death for a carjacking in Khour Baskawit in South Darfur. The case has raised fresh concerns over protection for children's rights in Sudan.
At 17, Ibrahim Shrief Yousef, is the eldest of the four children sentenced. Abdalla Abadalla Doud and Altyeb Mohamed Yagoup are 16 and Abdarazig Daoud Abdelseed is just 15 years old.
South Sudan’s Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Agnes Lasuba talks about the country’s independence and what it means for women.