Hala Alkarib

Sudanese pro-democracy activist

Region(s): Horn of Africa
Country of focus: South Sudan, Sudan
Based in Sudan, Uganda


Current Occupation: Sudanese pro-democracy activist
Organization/Institution: SIHA Network Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa
Language: Arabic, English


What will be the fallout from the battle in the Sudanese city of el-Fasher? Inside Story Al Jazeera June 13, 2024

How to stop the humanitarian crisis in Sudan? Inside Story Al Jazeera Apr 16, 2024

Sudan conflict: one year since civil war started BBC Newsday Apr 15, 2024

Conflict and crisis in Sudan. What are we missing? Development Initiatives Podcast Feb 5, 2024

Sudan: Dehumanisation of women becoming ‘part of our reality’ BBC Newsday Nov 22, 2023

Women’s rights defender calls for international investigation into war crimes in Sudan Sudan Tribune Oct 29, 2023

Statement by Ms. Hala Al Karib at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security Oct 25, 2023

Caught in the Crossfire: Sudanese Women’s Struggle for Peace Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security Sep 6, 2023

Sudanese Feminist Sisterhood: At the frontline of radical resistance and solidarity Alliance Magazine Aug 14, 2023

The CRSV Observatory Podcast Episode 24 – Hala AlKarib Jul 14, 2023

Sudan: No End in Sight After Nearly 50 Days of Fighting VOA News Jun 30, 2023

Sexual violence in conflict: ‘Terrifying to be a woman in Sudan right now’ Andalou Agency Jun 19, 2023

Kill, terrorize, expel: Testimonies detail atrocities by Wagner-backed militia in Sudan CNN International Jun 16, 2023

Conflict and chaos in Sudan taking a devastating toll on women and girls Arab News Jun 8, 2023

Gender-based crimes on the rise in chaotic and lawless Sudan El Pais Jun 6, 2023

Epidemic of looting amid Sudan conflict BBC Newshour May 8, 2023

How years of impunity gave Sudan’s generals licence to destroy my country The New Humanitarian May 3, 2023

Burhan and Dagalo – greed-driven egotists Q and A Qantara.de Apr 25, 2023

A Major Crisis is Unfolding in Sudan Global Dispatches Podcast Apr 20, 2023

The humanitarian backdrop to Sudan’s unrest The New Humanitarian Apr 17, 2023

An Extremely Fragile Democratic Transition is Underway in Sudan Global Dispatches Podcast Feb 23, 2023

Sudan should not settle for anything other than true democracy Oped Al Jazeera Jan 11, 2023

America’s Silence on Sudan Is Deafening Author Foreign Policy Feb 3, 2022

The Revolution Continues and Sudanese Women Are on the Front Lines of the Resistance Oped The Elephant Dec 10, 2021

Sudan is Dying for Democracy Opinion Newsweek Nov 14, 2021

UN Security Council Briefing on Sudan by Hala Al-Karib Sep 13, 2021


Hala Alkarib (@Halayalkarib) is a Sudanese pro-democracy and African feminist activist. She worked in Sudan, South Sudan, Eastern, and Horn of Africa for over 20 years for various international and regional development and humanitarian institutions. Her work focuses on women and girls in conflict and post-conflict regions, minorities, refugees, and displaced persons.

She has strong expertise in the Horn and Eastern Africa region as a civil society worker /activist and social and gender research practitioner. In addition to her work as the Regional Director of the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa-SIHA Network (@Sihanet), she regularly contributes to many international and national media outlets.

SIHA is a women’s rights organization and regional network of more than 130 grassroots civil society organizations dedicated to promoting women’s and girls’ rights and empowerment in the Horn of Africa.

Hala  addressed the UN Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security on Oct 25, 2023.