The new Sudan – A Revolution for All?
Related film: Kunsten å være syndig
Two years after the Sudanese people overthrew their dictator of three decades, the country finds itself in the middle of a fragile transition to civilian rule. Protests calling for justice and human rights have continued, and in 2020, Minister of Justice Nasredeen Abdulbari promised that laws violating human rights in Sudan would be dropped. One of these reforms was to repeal the death penalty for homosexual acts. However, penalties still range between five years and lifetime in jail for consensual same sex relations and LGBT persons in Sudan remain marginalized, their freedom and rights restricted.
What has the Sudanese revolution achieved? Was it a revolution for all Sudanese people? What remains for human rights for all to become a reality in Sudan?
Rasha Younes – Researcher, LGBT rights, Human Rights Watch
Ahmed Umar – Sudanese Norwegian contemporary artist, protagonist in The Art of Sin/Kunsten å være syndig
Representative of Shades of Ebony, Sudanese LGBTQI+ rights group
Representative of Bedayaa, organization working for LGBTQI rights in the Nile Valley area.
Tor-Hugne Olsen, CEO of Sex og Politikk (International Planned Parenthood Federation Norway)
In cooperation with Sex og Politikk (IPPF Norway) and Human Rights Watch