Zenab for Women in Development works for women and girls’ human rights and advances the social, economic, and political status of rural Sudanese women and girls.
Together with MADRE, Zenab is ensuring equal opportunity for thousands of Sudanese women to build, support, and educate their communities.
Zenab for Women in Development works to advance Sudanese women and girls on several levels, including:
Training women farmers in climate-resilient agriculture
Raising awareness of Sudanese women’s issues, including female genital mutilation, maternal health, female prisoner rights, and human trafficking
Promoting girls’ education by constructing girls’ schools
Rural women in Sudan face overlapping crises of poverty, environmental degradation, and discrimination. Many struggle to provide enough food for their families. Meanwhile, the effects of the global climate crisis are wreaking havoc. Droughts and floods are destroying crops and making farmers’ traditional knowledge obsolete. Many of these farmers are women, who grow and harvest the majority of their families’ food.
With support from MADRE, Zenab transformings small-scale agriculture in Sudan to advance climate justice by teaching women farmers sustainable techniques and eco-friendly practices that boost their harvests, ensure ample food supplies, and secure community well-being.View the campaign
Zenab organizes across generations to raise awareness of the problems of female genital mutilation and human trafficking, and to support maternal health, women prisoner’s rights,and education for girls.View the campaign
Zenab for Women in Development is named in honor of Zenab Mohamad Nour, who took the lead in promoting girls’ rights to education in Sudan despite long-established customs confining women’s role to marriage and reproduction.
A legacy of advancing women
“We need progress in health, in education, in all areas. For this, we need peace in local communities, at a national level and at an international level. That is the only way.”Fatima Ahmed President, Zenab for Women in Development
YOUR SUPPORT IN ACTION
MADRE provided Zenab’s women farmer’s union with an oil miller and hundreds of seeds so they can squeeze oil from sesame seeds and groundnuts, eliminating the need for third party millers and saving these women time, energy, and money.SUPPORT OUR WORK
Zenab for Women in Development