Statistics: Status of women in Sudan now

The number of women at the current Parliament (The National Assembly) is 78 which is 25% of the total number.

The number of female ministers at the current government is 5 ministers including the Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Information.

There are 89 female Judges among the highest-ranking judges in Sudan.

The number of females working as Prosecutors and councillors at the Public Prosecutors Office is 248 which is 40% of the total number.

Percentage of women working as police officers in Sudan is 10%.

Percentage of women working as warrant officers and soldiers in Sudan is 15%.

Percentage of women working as lawyers is 41%.

Percentage of women in Education is 69%.

Percentage of female students in Higher Education is 67%.

Percentage of female diplomats in diplomatic service is 7%.

The number of branches of the General Federation of Sudanese Women 27 thousand branches.


Women in Sudan

The Sudanese women were distinguished by their empowerment at all levels and preceded others in several African and Arab countries. They were pioneers in the scientific, literary and practical fields. Since the sixties of the last century they have been entitled to a pension and a salary equal to men.

History of Women in Public Work in Sudan

1907- The beginning of the education of women in Sudan

1930-   Admission of the first group of university female students

1942-   Aisha Fallatieh was the first Sudanese singer to have a band and recorded discs.

 1943- Establishment of the first women’s association

1946- Nafisa Al-Milaik was the youngest girl to work in education and was a founding member of the Union of Teachers

1947- Establishment of the first women's Social Organization (Association of Educated Girls)

1952- Establishment of the first union of women in Sudan (Sudanese Women's Union)

1953- Graduation of the first Sudanese physicians Dr. Khalid Zaher and Dr. Zouri Serkisian

1953- The first constitution committee included Ms. Thoraya Alderdiri

1953- Sudanese women won the right to vote in general elections

1955 Issuing the first women's newspaper (Voice of Woman)

1956 The first female broadcaster

1964- Women’s right to run for general election to all political bodies

1965- The election of the first deputy in Parliament, Mrs. Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim

Ms. Ihsan Mohammed Fakhri was the first female judge in all of Africa and the first woman to serve as a judge in the Supreme Court

1971- Mrs. Nafisa Muhammed Al Amin was the first female minister without a ministerial portfolio.

1973- Dr. Fatima Abdelmahmoud was the minister of Social Affairs.

1975- Samia Badawi is the first Sudanese girl to win first place in the Sudanese certificate.

1991- Ms. Agnes Lokodo was the first woman to govern a Sudanese state.

2006- Ms. Hala Abdelhalim is the first Sudanese woman elected as the head of a political party.

2002-  Mrs. Nur al-Huda was appointed as General in the Sudanese Police and reached the rank of Major General in 2013. The first woman in the army is pharmacist Soad Al Karp followed by Amira Dimitri.

Nemat Bilal is the first Sudanese woman to become the head of The National  News Agency (SUNA) in the Arab and African worlds.

Badriya Suleiman is the first woman to serve as Vice-President of the parliament.  

Mrs. Seniya Al Rashid is a member of the Constitutional Court