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Editor's note.

The authors of this issue of The Ahfad Journal Women and Change crafted some fundamental challenges of imperial implications in women's life in Sudan.

In the first article, Mahasin Ahmed Elabass and Widad Ali presented a useful overview on gender analysis of environmental governance in some of the formal institutions in Sudan. The perspective of those who implement gender oriented programs in those institutions was assessed through the standpoint of ten of the members of these institutes. The main goal was to redirect the delivery of the social services of those institutions to include gender as a variable towards securing increased social services and deliveries in programs that target the environmental issues.

In the second article Halah Mortada and Hwiada AbuBaker provided a sharp focus of the class room management in selected schools in Sudan with the aim to provide a deep analysis of how the class is run and managed. The article also presents issues relevant to student-teacher relationship inside and beyond the classroom, power and power-relations and the impact of all these variables on the process of education. The article high-lighted the complex mix of factors that help explain some of the challenges, of teaching English Language to students in the international-school system in Sudan.

In the third article volume 35, number 2 of The Ahfad Jounal Women and Change, Shadia Daoud, Niveen Elmagboul and Maha Miso posed the challenges that face women of disabilities in Sudan. The authors tried to investigate the situation of ten women using the intensive interviews as tool of data collection and concluded that subjective factors added to structural variables may be viewed as collective stressors that deny these women much of their human rights and lead them to be dissatisfied with their status quo in Sudan.

The fourth article in this issue of The Ahfad Journal Women and Change three authors: Ahmed Abdel Magied, Maab Khalifa and Eman Saeed revisited the issue of women sexuality and relate it to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). The authors conducted a field research using the questionnaire to collect data from 106 women of whom 42 are infibulated and 64 are non-mutilated. The main aim was to provide a platform for these women to share their sexual experience to the study and reflect on the impact of FGM/C on their marital sexual lives.

The fifth article of this issue of The Ahfad Journal Women and Change is authored by Mujtaba Arman. The major premise of the author was to assess by reviewing literature relevant to student-centered approach implemented in the classroom in some educational institutes in the Sudan and to explain how this approach is informed by the constructivist views.

In this issue of The Ahfad Journal Women and Change Amna Mohamed Bedri presented a linguistic review of Yambo Ouologuem's 1983 "Bound to violence". Drawing on the relevance of the incident of the book to the African societies and communities. The author cited some works that back up points that she made, alluded to certain information that supported the discussion.

By adopting a vision of defining and analyzing different situations the author of this issue provided arguments and insights in definite and continual challenges that face the Sudanese women in different sectors of society and provide more direction for favorable interactions than for theories.

Hwiada AbuBaker (Editor)
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Author:AbuBaker, Hwiada
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Date:Dec 1, 2018
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