As protests continue in Sudan, the police are instructing officers not to intervene against demonstrators. Mass sit-ins have been calling for the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir.

Amal Hassan Fadlalla is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Women’s Studies, and Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan. Her research interests and teaching focus on global issues and perspectives related to gender, health, reproduction, diaspora, transnationalism, population, development, and human rights and humanitarianism.