Sudan overturns law that oppresses women
Fanyi Xu

Sudan's transitional authorities have dissolved the restrictive Public Order Law, which controlled how women should act and dress in public.

The Public Order Law was deployed to impose conservative Islamic social codes, restricting women's freedom of dress, movement, association, work and study. It was deployed by the former President Omar al-Bashir.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok posted on social media to pay tribute to the women who had "endured the atrocities that resulted from the implementation of this law".

Sudan is currently led by a joint military and civilian council, as well as a civilian-led cabinet headed by Prime Minister Hamdok.

In addition on Thursday, the transitional government approved a law to "dismantle" the regime of former President Omar Al-Bashir.