International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Push and Pull Factors Influencing Women’s Development in the Sudan: Historical Perspective
Dr. Samia Kargwell

This paper substantially examines the issues connected to the role and position of women in the Sudan, by focusing upon the education of women and their participation in the labour force within the context of the interplay of socio-political and cultural forces. The complexity of these forces creates a unique situation for Sudanese women. To appreciate, women’s situation today, an historical perspective is adopted to illustrate the influence of three factors on women’s conditions in the Sudan. These are: the political development of the country, the women’s movement in Sudan and the dominant cultural aspects. The significance of this review paper is to highlight the context with which women’s constrains to development are considered in the Sudan Therefore, for policy makers it makes the picture clear for planning within the thoroughly described context to improve women’s situation in the Sudan. The paper begins with brief description of the political development of the country and its implication on women‘s political gains and rights. Next, we will be highlighting oppression forces and resistance of the oppression aspect by women in the Sudan. Finally, we explain some basic dimensions that affect women’s current situation and the impact on their development, especially on women’s education and their participation in the labour force.

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