The courage to stand for freedom and democracy in Sudan

Alaa Salah

Activist Alaa Salah shares how her dream for her home country of Sudan to become democratic and free from tyranny would come at the cost of her career goal to become an architect. She recounts how she became a symbol of the revolution in Sudan, only to later face an ultimatum: either stop protesting, or end your academic career.

About the Speaker

Alaa Salah
Architectural student, human rights activist

Alaa Salah is an architecture student and human rights activist with a focus on feminist and educational issues. She participated in the December 2018 Sudanese revolution to overthrow the Omar al-Bashir regime and achieve freedom, peace and justice. She was shortlisted for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for her book on the revolution, Le chant de la révolte.