The Politics of Women’s Representation in Sudan: Debating Women’s Rights in Islam from the Elites to the Grassroots

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This report explores Sudanese elite women’s perceptions of gender equality and to what extent they represent grassroots women’s priorities and attitudes.

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Liv Tønnessen

Political scientist researching women, politics and Islam in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Tønnessen has a PhD in comparative politics from the University of Bergen. Her research interests include: Islamic law, women's rights and political representation, social movements including women's movements and Islamic movements, sexual and reproductive rights, and gender based violence.

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