Other women's organizations and activists chose strategies such as working with local leaders in the slums around the big cities where most of the war affected peoples live ,and with students and youth.
They held training sessions on peace and non-violence, in addition to human rights and women rights awareness workshops.
In the past months Sudan has elected the first woman to be president of a political party, Ms. At the same time, new youth led political movements are calling for regime change and a new constitution, demanding that 35% of women are elected and appointed positions in the state.
Women human rights defenders and activists are strong mobilizers for the workers and professional unions to demands their rights, and women lawyers, doctors and journalists are leading this rights based movement.
In the new conflict in the Nuba mountains and Blue Nile, rape is still used as a weapon by the Sudanese government forces.
But rape is not used just in the war regions, Sudanese government security members have reportedly attacked women detainees such as Safia Ishaq who was raped in March last year by Sudanese security forces after a demonstration in Khartoum.
They lived in the Sudanese security detention, completely isolated from the outside world.
One of the released women detainees said “ they were trying to break us psychologically by this inhuman treatment, we couldn’t even go to the bathrooms when we needed to: animals can, we couldn’t.”For six weeks the Sudanese students, lawyers, doctors, women and activists demonstrated against the Sudanese government policies.In Khartoum, Port Sudan, Alobaied and many other Sudanese states, dozens of women were beaten, detained, verbally abused and sexually assaulted when they took to the streets to challenge the government's deliberate denial of the fundamental human rights of the Sudanese people.In the past two weeks, twelve Sudanese women activists have been released from detention after living in small stinky cells for almost two months.Safia spoke out and pressed charges against the Security Service members.Many women journalists took up her case, demanding a full and independent investigation, but the Sudanese government reacted by prosecuting the journalists and even jailed two women journalists - Amal Habani and Fatima Gazaly - who were banned from writing for newspapers following the case.The protests started by Khartoum female students on June 16th and spread throughout the country, and while the first spark was the government austerity measures and high prices, the protests kept growing in number and demands.