Press Release: UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Demands Greater Dependence and Submission from Sudan’s Government
UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women
Demands Greater Dependence and Submission from Sudan’s Government
At the end of her visit to Sudan, the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo, gave a press statement, and in it she expressed her appreciation to the Government of Sudan for inviting her for this visit. And she said that despite the laws, policies and programs, violence against women is still a worrying issue, a large number of women and girls living in the context of a severe lack of equality, either at the hands of the state, or others, and she focused on female genital mutilation and early marriage of girls.
We in the Women’s Section of Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah of Sudan wish to clarify the following regarding this reality:
First, the government’s invitation to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women to visit Sudan, is in order to prove its full compliance and subordination to the human rights laws according to the western basis, in which it was prepared for it, and made efforts to show off to the world its adherence to these laws. The Rapporteur referred to a group of legal actions taken by the government, in particular:
1. Articles 10 and 15 of the 2005 Act that ensures non-discrimination against women and equal treatment in all areas of life, and the high proportion of women’s political participation to 30%.
2. Combating Violence against Women unit, established by the government, has presence in nine states, as there are advisers to the governors about gender issues, and special committees set up by the Security Council resolution 152 in many states.
3. The Ministry of Interior gradually set up units, since 2005 of the Child and Family Protection, as part of the police service and there are gender connection point within each Ministry and the National Committee.
All of these efforts are dictated by international laws ratified by the government, however the result – in the opinion of the Rapporteur- is that the state discriminates against women; our Messenger (saw) is truthful when he said:
«مَنِ الْتَمَسَ رِضَا اللَّهِ بِسَخَطِ النَّاسِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، وَأَرْضَى النَّاسَ عَنْهُ، وَمَنِ الْتَمَسَ رِضَا النَّاسِ بِسَخَطِ اللَّهِ سَخَطَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ، وَأَسْخَطَ عَلَيْهِ النَّاسَ»
“The One who seeks the pleasure of Allah despite the wrath of the people, Allah will be pleased with him, and Allah will make the people pleased with him, and the one who seeks people’s pleasure despite Allah’s wrath, Allah’s wrath will descend upon him, and Allah will make the people displeased with him.”
If only these efforts were made to implement the rules of Islam, then Allah (swt) would have blessed them and elevated by them believing people, but these rulers succumbed to the Dunya, and inclined to the Kuffar, and they became on the front line of defense of the interests of the enemy and its systems that considers early marriage and female genital mutilation, as an unforgivable crime as a pretext to launch the practice of violence against women.
Second: there isn’t any agenda concerning the real problems of women; such as poverty, hunger, asylum, illiteracy, and suffering in the camps that lack the minimum necessities of life, nor for the factors that led to this miserable reality, in which women become its victim every day, but in every second. So what are the Government’s efforts to reduce these phenomena, yes it will not discuss this agenda, because the United Nations – the tool of the Kaffir West- know that the governments of the so-called Third World, undertake the tasks assigned to them in this area, namely the effort in the implementation of the capitalist systems which is the only and direct cause of human suffering and to women in particular.
Third: The government should know that we the Muslim women will not give in to what it imposes on us from Western laws, in response to the saying of Allah (swt):
وَلا تَرْكَنُوا إِلَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا فَتَمَسَّكُمُ النَّارُ وَمَا لَكُمْ مِنْ دُونِ اللهِ مِنْ أَوْلِيَاءَ ثُمَّ لا تُنْصَرُون
“And do not incline toward those who do wrong, lest you be touched by the Fire, and you would not have other than Allah any protectors; then you would not be helped.” [Hud: 113]
And we will exert our effort to raise the awareness of women to reject these laws; that dissociate the Muslim woman from her pure Deen, and we do not accept the implementation of Western values and concepts that destroys the community, to transform it into a deformed monster by the Kufr civilization that is free of ideals, values, and ethics
Muslim women in Sudan, hold up their heads high in pride of their Islam, creed, and rules of their Deen, they will not give it up one iota’s worth, and they aspire to live under the Imam, the shield, who will protect them from the evils of the Kuffar, and their plots.
وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ * بِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنصُرُ مَن يَشَاء وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
“And that day the believers will rejoice. In the victory of Allah. He gives victory to whom He wills, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.” [Ar-Rum: 4-5]
Official Spokeswoman of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Sudan