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The SIHA Story

The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a network of civil society organizations from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Uganda, and, most recently, the coastal area of Kenya. Established in 1995 by a coalition of women’s rights activists with the aim of strengthening the capacities of women’s rights organizations and addressing women’s subordination and violence against women and girls in the Horn of Africa, SIHA has grown substantially and is now comprised of close to 75 member organizations.

SIHA's Vision

“All women and girls in the Horn of Africa have the right to live in a peaceful, just environment and that they are able to exercise their equal rights as human beings.”

Where We Work

To find out more about SIHA’s country specific work – click on the map.

Key Strategic Areas

Challenging violence against women and girls
Especially in sexual exploitation in conflict & post-conflict situations.

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Combating trafficking of women and girls in the Horn
Protection of women and girls who work abroad

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Strengthening women’s access to justice
Transforming negative, harmful religious & cultural dogma

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Building inclusive women’s movements
As agents of Women human rights defenders (WHRD)

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Empowering women economically
Towards the realization of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) in the informal sector

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