About us

Who we are

Darfur Network for Monitoring and Documentation (DNMD) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) active at the local and national levels in Sudan. DNMD is dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental liberties in Darfur and other areas of Sudan and to monitoring and documentation of violations thereof.

Our Story



In November 2016, DNMD’s Executive Director and the Program Coordinator faced threats from the former government of Sudan due to their contacts with Amnesty international in the investigation of the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Jebel Marra massive, in Central Darfur State. One of the most remote parts of Darfur used by Sudanese government forces launched large-scale military campaigns in the Jebel Marra area in Darfur during the period January to September 2016. Executive Director and the Program Coordinator managed to flee the country into exile and relocate to Kampala (Uganda). They received protection and support from protecting defenders.eu and Defend Defenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project). Since then and until late 2020 they have been working as HRDs in exile as DNMD had been incorporated in Uganda as an NGO which enabled its leaders to continue fighting for the same objectives promoting human rights monitoring and supporting victims by raising their voices. Since that date, Darfur Network for Monitoring and Documentation, aided and managed to fill the gap in monitoring violations of human rights within and out of Sudan.


Since June 2014, a group of local human rights defenders (HRDs) in Darfur started monitoring and documenting human rights violations committed in the region and Sudan at large and for that purpose, they established a civil society network for addressing the most urgent violations of human rights in Darfur. The group was named the Darfur Network for Monitoring and Documentation (DNMD) with its main aim to provide first-hand evidence information about human rights practices in Sudan from a grassroots perspective and to support efforts of independent CSO, NGOs active in this field at the national and the international levels.


In December 27, 2020. DNMD registered as national NGOs according to the voluntary and Humanitarian work act, 2006 and it’s regulation in Sudan we started activities inside Sudan, Darfur region and for that purpose, it is looking forward to new ways of cooperation and coordination with like-minded partners and associates in order to achieve positive change, development, respect of human rights, democratic transformation and lasting peace in Darfur-Sudan.

Our Vision

Uphold Sudan as a peaceful country that embraces diversity and tolerant human societies, where human rights and fundamental freedoms are enjoyed by everybody and that the monitoring, documentation, and reporting (MDR) of human rights violations becomes a public concern and that local human rights defenders are empowered to take a lead in combating human rights violations in Darfur and Sudan at large.

Our Mission

DNMD is dedicated to the promotion of human rights, the respect for the rule of law and helps support a culture of peace and peacebuilding, transitional justice, and equality for all persons within Sudan’s geographic boundaries and jurisdiction regardless of their race, culture, religious creed gender, place of origin or any other background.

Our Objectices

  • Monitoring, Documentation, and reporting (MDR) of violations of human rights in Darfur and other areas in Sudan.
  • Promote accountability for the commission of human rights violations.
  • Support efforts of different stakeholders to bring human rights violators to justice.
  • Raising awareness and empowering local Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and Women’s Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in Sudan.
  • Providing free Legal Aid Programmes to victims of human rights violations.
  • Advocacy to raise the attention of the human rights situation in Darfur and other areas in Sudan at the domestic, regional, and international levels.
  • Engage in dialogue with Governments in order to secure respect for all human rights.
  • Protection of fundamental human rights among the people of Sudan and developing their leadership qualities to make them active contributors to their society.
  • To promote human rights, including freedom of worship.
  • Advocacy for the defense of human rights, the promotion of rights and the role of women and the fight against gender-based discrimination ”