#WCW: Alaa Salah, The Singing ‘Kandaka’ in Sudan Protests!

Sudanese women endure more than a wage gap! Under the brutal rule of President Omar al-Bashir women have been harassed, arrested and jailed all in the name of “Public Order Laws” which the country adopted in 1983. Designed to “protect morality”, these discriminating laws target women dictating where they can go and what they can wear…

“…The atmosphere created by these public order laws is one of fear and self-censorship as women are never aware of when or for what reason they might be arrested…These laws are not about morality, but about perpetuating the control of the Sudanese Government over its citizens, particularly women…”

With demonstrations started in December 2018 when the price of bread tripled, women nurses, lawyers, doctors and university professors have been at the forefront of protests calling an end to Bashir’s 30-year rule…

A 22-year-old engineering and architect student, Alaa Salah, was captured in an iconic moment on top of a car whilst chanting and singing during a protest on Wednesday…

“I wanted to get (on the car) and speak to the people … speak against racism and tribalism in all its forms, which affects everyone across all walks of life…I wanted to speak on behalf of the youth. … I wanted to come out and say that Sudan is for all…We need international support, for people to be aware of what’s happening and to understand our demands.”

Despite threats of rape and sexual harassment these brave NUBIAN QUEENS continue to peacefully protest in the streets until the current regime is overthrown! THOWRA!