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#Population: Nobody has been sent to see
Around 50 million people live in Sudan and South Sudan. What awaits them in the future? Is it really as the Nuer proverb suggests, that no one knows what tomorrow brings? The Niles portrayed people from both countries through all stages of life and have briefly touched upon what it means to be Sudanese or South Sudanese.
Amal al-Zain presenting a paper on laws that discriminate against women and girls in Khartoum, on August 25, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Nabeel Biajo) Amal al-Zain presenting a paper on laws that discriminate against women and girls in Khartoum, on August 25, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Nabeel Biajo) Amal al-Zain presenting a paper on laws that discriminate against women and girls in Khartoum, on August 25, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Nabeel Biajo)
7/Trauma: Wounds unseen but open

No freedoms for women

Aisha Al-Samany
From a law restricting clothing to persecution for apostasy, many basic freedoms are nonexistent for Sudanese women.
25.02.2017
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An old woman in South Sudan’s capital Juba, July 2016. (photo: The Niles | Bullen Chol) An old woman in South Sudan’s capital Juba, July 2016. (photo: The Niles | Bullen Chol) An old woman in South Sudan’s capital Juba, July 2016. (photo: The Niles | Bullen Chol)
7/Trauma: Wounds unseen but open

Fighting the invisible enemy

Dimo Silva
How the daily sources of stress in South Sudan turn into trauma.
5.02.2017
Nearly half of all South Sudanese suffer from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (photo: Stanley Greene | Noor | laif)
Nearly half of all South Sudanese suffer from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (photo: Stanley Greene | Noor | laif)
Nearly half of all South Sudanese suffer from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (photo: Stanley Greene | Noor | laif)
7/Trauma: Wounds unseen but open

Teaching how to heal

Alison Lemeri
Through peer counselling and trainings, churches and civil society are giving citizens skills to cope with trauma and help their neighbours.
29.01.2017
Two men attend a hand over ceremony in Yei, November 16, 2005.  (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert) Two men attend a hand over ceremony in Yei, November 16, 2005.  (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert) Two men attend a hand over ceremony in Yei, November 16, 2005.  (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
6/Gender: Always a role to fill

Skeletons of men

Waakhe Simon
Traumatised by decades of war, South Sudanese are destined to fail at their duties as fathers, husbands and breadwinners.
23.12.2016
6/Gender: Always a role to fill

Women taking tiny steps forward

Nabeel Biajo
Despite systemic gender inequality and old ways of thinking, Sudanese activists say there is still hope for the advancement of women.
23.12.2016
6/Gender: Always a role to fill

“From rabble-rousers to wise women”

Abdelrahman Ibrahim
Hakkama were once the most powerful figures in Sudanese communities. Some abused their positions and today they have learned to adapt to newer traditions.
23.12.2016
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