Resistance Committees and Sudan’s Political Future

Author: Aida Abbashar

Resistance committees in Sudan have an extensive history of organising, and have come to the forefront of non-violent resistance movements since the coup of October 2021. Despite the variety of committee activities that support Sudanese society, many resistance committees have been excluded from Sudanese political processes.

Since the start of the conflict in April 2023, resistance committees have played a central role in providing social protection and humanitarian relief provisions to citizens. Committees continue to prioritise and emphasize the need for long-term, meaningful, sustainable change across the country, and promote inclusion, economic prosperity, adequate social service provision, and peace.

Resistance committees would benefit greatly from financial and capacity building support from a variety of relevant stakeholders. This support would allow them to carry out their activities effectively and make meaningful contributions to nation-building activities and political processes.