Cultural Practices Supported

Examples of unique cultural practices supported by CDC:
Ceremonies that communities create around birth, children’s naming rites and marriage. Events that bring families together and create a sense of unity and collective responsibility. Specifically in  relation to marriage rites,  procedures for marriage differ from one tribe to another. But in keeping with these practices, marriages are  ways of binding communities together. They have also provide a sign of peace and create lasting relationships and friendships amongst the extended family members.
Indigenous languages and ancient dialects that still thrive today as well as those under threat. There are over a hundred indigenous languages spoken in Sudan, including Nubian, Ta Bedawie, and dialects of Nilotic and Nilo-Hamitic while Arabic is the official language. These are inaddition to the many respected languages which once existed but are almost lost. An example of a language that faces extinction would be ‘Gimunu’ which is spoken only by elderly or aged people. We value this special part of our heritage.
Belief in a common ancestry which promotes a sense of brotherhood among members of the community. Essentially, from village to village, people carry the knowledge of their clans and how it relates to others. This knowledge allows people to follow their lineage.
Communal ownership of property as a cultural practice. Essentially, the strong cultural commitment to communal ownership of property has been interconnected with the sharing of resources historically, and with the support and consent of community chiefs and cultural leaders, as this is in keeping with these  beliefs. An example would be that no enemy can come from without the community. People believe that it would be futile to attack any one part of the community because of the strong ties between a communities members. CDC is currently concerned about this example of kinship ties. Traditionally when issues emerge among people in the community they have been quickly resolved by community elders.
●  Traditional dance performance and traditional festive culinary arts  are all unique cultural practices that bring families together and create a sense of unity and collective responsibility.
●  NB: Female Infibulation is not a cultural practice that CDC supports. We stand strongly against it and work towards a zero tolerance for FGM. It is not a cultural practice that promotes unity, peace and respect. CDC considers FGM as a human right violation being in direct violation of all health professionals code of ethics to ‘do no harm’.

associated with it. An example would be that no enemy can come from without the community.
People believe that it would be futile to attack any one part of the community because of the
strong ties between a communities members. CDC is currently concerned about this example of
kinship ties. Traditionally when issues emerge among people in the community they have been
quickly resolved by community elders.
CDC values dance, performance, and honored traditional meals that are unique cultural practices
that bring families together and create a sense of unity and collective responsibility. An example
would be in relation to how marriages rites are performed. Many people refer to procedures to
have acceptable marriages which differs from one tribe to another. In keeping with these
practices, marriages were ways of binding communities together. They have also provided a sign
of peace and created lasting relationships between close friends.
Female Infibulation is not a cultural practice that CDC supports. We stand strongly against it and
works towards a zero tolerance for FGM. It is not a cultural practice that promotes unity, peace
and respect. CDC considers FGM as a human right violation and believe in the health
professionals code of ethics to do no harm