RECLAIMNG THE NARRATIVE
JUSTICE FOR NOURA
June 26, 2018: Noura's death sentence was abolished and replaced by 5 year imprisonment
May 27, 2018: Noura' Hussein's legal defense team has filed an appeal to reduce the death penalty
May 10, 2018: Noura Hussein found guilty for premeditated murder int the first degree---a crime punishable by execution in Sudan.
BACKGROUND, FACTS, & CONTEXT
Noura Hussein is a 19 year old Sudanese girl currently facing the death sentence in Sudan for killing her rapist in self defense.
Noura's case sheds light on child marriage, gender inequalities, marital rape, and the laws in place that do not protect those facing similar circumstances. Noura's case is not an isolated incident in Sudan--the unique thing is that she defended herself.
Current legal update: An Appeal has been submitted by Noura's legal defense team to reduce her sentencing--there are three possible outcomes. The courts have not yet made a decision.
It all started with a hashtag #justicefornoura
The global response and support for Noura has been insurmountable--With over 1.3 million signatures on the change.org petition; Sudanese led initiatives; news coverage highlighting Noura's case and raising awareness; globally organized rallies; and garnering the attention of international dignitaries and humanitarian/human rights organizations--all in hopes to enact positive and sustainable change that is Sudanese-led and supported by the global community.
Thank you for your continued support.
HOW TO HELP?
Advocate for the reclamation of the narrative.
Sign and share the petitions.
Contribute your expertise by writing an op-ed, researching, using artistic expression, and leveraging your networks. Send your piece to us for circulation !
Connect us to people globally you think can positively contribute to our mission on the Justice For Noura Global Points of Contact Form.
Send in letters of support to Noura.
Continue to share #justicefornoura and #justicefornouravideos for why you felt compelled to stand in solidarity
Follow the official social media accounts to keep up with what’s happening with Nouras case