Nuba women struggle with the current war took several forms. There is the day by day struggle of Nuba women inside the conflict areas, where women living in caves and feeding their children insects and trees leaves, while risking their lives to take long juornies to search for clean water and fire woods, the other struggle is the brave journey Nuba women take to the refugees camps to South Sudan , searching for security and food, which put those women in serious dangers of being killed either by the wild animals in the roads or the government bombing. In the areas that far from South Sudan, many Nuba peoples, most of them were women took up the roads to the nearest towns in near states inside Sudan, either to North Kordofan or to continue the way to Khartoum. On the roads from Nuba mountains to other cities inside Sudan, women face the searching points of the Sudanese Armed Forces(SAF), where many had been arrested, sexually harassed, and forced to give up their belongings to let them leave the war region.
The suffering from the war in Nuba mountains has not been limited to Nuba women who live inside Nuba mountains or in the areas directly affected by the fighting. Nuba women who live in Khartoum and other northern cities has been affected by the war especially women activists. Nuba women activists in various fields either politics, law, human rights, media or social media, education, and peace, has been targeted and viciously attacked by the Sudanese government and its security forces. Nuba women activists, were detained for the longest terms for detention for women in Sudan. Moreover, they were raped, tortured physically and psychologically, threatened to be killed, and their families were threatened too. Therefore the experiences of Nuba women activists is reflecting how brave those women are in the face of this war which seems to be against Nuba peoples wherever they are, either inside Nuba mountains or not.
On the other hand, there is a very difficult situation that Christian Nuba women face, especially who are living in Khartoum and northern areas of Sudan. In addition to the racial and sex discrimination those women face religious discrimination. The Christian population in Sudan after the secession of South Sudan is mostly consists mainly of Nuba population. The Sudanese government attacked the freedom of religion for Christians, as they closed churches and destroyed some of them, in addition to that, the security arrested tens of Christian activists men and women in last few months, which led many of them to flee the country. Christian women also suffer from public order law because it punish women when they do not conform with the dress codes of the Islamic Sharia.
Nuba women has been the main victims of the current war and yet the courageous heroes, as the violence against women seemed to be used as a weapon in this war. In this report, we will shed the light on their struggle to survive the catastrophic conditions, especially for the women inside Nuba mountains, although we had faced serious difficulties entering the region, we managed to speak with women fled Nuba mountains, either in Khartoum or other areas, or outside Sudan. We also focus on this report on the remarkable work of Nuba women activists who helped breaking the silence about the violations in Nuba mountains, due to the government prohibition for journalists and NGOs to enter the region. Our main goal was to bring out the untold stories of those women who are fighting their own war to survive the continuous war in Nuba mountains inside and outside the region.