Practical Protection for Women in Darfur, Sudan

by Relief International Vetted since 2008


This program provides fuel-efficient stoves to Darfurian women, lowering the risk of sexual and gender-based violence by reducing dependence on high-risk excursions for firewood.

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In the current crisis in Darfur, women of all ages are particularly vulnerable to violent sexual attacks, especially when away from their households/IDP camps. Dwindling resources and inefficient fuel consumption practices have forced women to venture in unsafe areas for firewood to meet their families’ basic needs. Providing fuel-efficient stoves is a practical and proven way to reduce this problem.


RI will train 80 women as master trainers in the manufacture of simple fuel-efficient clay stoves from locally available and affordable materials. They will go on to train 6500 women in two towns in North Darfur in the manufacture of these stoves.

Long-Term Impact

RI hopes to reduce firewood demand by 40%, thus reducing the number of trips women make into unsafe areas seeking fuel for cooking. The fuel-efficient stoves will also have an accrued health benefit as they produce less smoke.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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