Most countries in the world limit the economic opportunities of women by law. More than 100 countries even exclude women in particular from obtaining certain jobs. There are 18 countries, where it is legal for men to forbid their wives to work at all.
The agreement follows the overthrow of long time leader Omar Bashir.
Shahd Faisal Khidir told Euronews why political activism has become part of her work and life, and why the Sudan uprising is a topic that is important to her.
Sudan's military council and protesters have reached an agreement which will start a new period of transitional government.
"The regime always uses women as a tool to take revenge and to force its enemies to surrender."
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Sudan's ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached an agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, setting off street celebrations by thousands of people.
Huge crowds marched on Sudan's defence ministry on Sunday demanding the ruling military hand over power to civilians, and the authorities said at least seven people were killed and scores injured in protests nationwide.
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"Mohammed Mattar was a very loved person, who believed in the people’s right and their revolutions. And he gave a lot to it. Eventually his life."
The bloody repression of protesters by the military in Sudan has been greeted with a wave of international outcry condemning the violence
Efforts to bring democracy to Sudan suffered a major blow this week after a military raid in a pro-democracy camp in Khartoum.
Sudan's military council scrap deal with protest groups, calls for elections within nine months.
Dozens paint the walls and streets of their sit-in camp with murals documenting their struggles.
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Hundreds more protesters join demonstrations in the Sudananese capital Khartoum. They 'piled on' the roof of a train on their way to the sit-in demonstrations outside the Defence Ministry headquarters, leaving from the birthplace of the uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir.
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"There are perceptions that are entrenched in societies, which hide the role of women and describe it in certain terms which suggest that a woman going out on the street, standing against injustice is ... heroic. However, it is normal because a woman is a creature with responsibilities."
Security sources found over 100 million euros at the former president Omar al-Bashir's house.
Protesters continued to call for civilian rule on Friday as they held a rally in front of the Defence Ministry complex
Volunteers brought barrels of water to the streets of the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday (April 18), filling plastic bottles and cups with water for the protesters amidst the simmering heat.
Protests are set to continue in the country.
Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators gathered outside the defence ministry in Khartoum on Friday (April 12) to push for a civilian government after the military overthrew Omar al-Bashir after 30 years of autocratic rule.
That's the claim of the military council that was installed yesterday after the departure of Bashir, who has ruled Sudan for three decades.
President Omar al-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan with an iron fist for three decades, has been overthrown and is being held by the military.
Sudan state TV says armed forces to make important announcement soon