NEWS: Wau peer educators engage local youth and traditional leaders to end sexual violence and harmful cultural practices in Wau State

With support from the Norwegian Church Aid, SIHA is working to strengthen GBV prevention, response and risk mitigation in Wau, South Sudan. The project intends to address cross-cutting issues in addition to engaging various community stakeholders, including men and boys and institutions (schools, local government, etc.) at all levels in an effort to transform attitudes […]

FEATURED ARTICLE: The dangers of NGO-isation of women’s rights in Africa

First Published on Aljazeera at https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/dangers-ngo-isation-women-rights-africa-181212102656547.html Authored By: Hala Alkarib Photo Credit: Siegfried Modola/Reuters NGOs agendas in Africa depoliticize women’s rights and sideline and weaken grassroot African activism. The emancipation of women is one of the most significant aspects of social and cultural transformation around the world. Women are gradually moving to occupy more space in[…..]

GENDER ALERT : Carping at sexual violence in Somalia

#HearMeToo  Somalia has endured a protracted conflict for over twenty years with numerous competing forces seeking control territory and in the process placing the lives of ordinary civilians at risk of violence, starvation, forced marriage, rape and subsequent death. The escalation of conflict has created a precarious security environment with an absence of functioning accountability […..]

#16DaysofActivism: SIHA distributes dignity kits to school girls in Wau, South Sudan

#HearMeToo In commemoration of this year’s ’16 Days of Activism’, with support from the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), SIHA Network assembled and distributed 200 hygiene kits  to  200 girls from John Paul II Secondary School, Sunday Secondary School, and Wau High Secondary School. The event was well attended with two Director Generals from the state[…..]