GENDER ALERT: A historic passage of the Sexual Offences Bill in Somaliland

In an ululating victory for Somaliland, the sexual offences bill that was awaiting President Muse Bihi Abdi’s signature, was finally ratified – in a significant legislative move to deter rape and all gender-based violations against women in the state. This move must also be regarded as a notable advancement of the rights of women and […]

GENDER ALERT: Criminalizing rape in Somaliland – Good reasons to celebrate

Over the years, the spiraling prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence and the accompanying victimization of women and girls have warranted attention across the Horn of Africa region and the rest of the world. Following Somali-land’s notable passing of the first law against rape, early this year – in a drive to combat gender-based violence[…..]

GENDER ALERT: Noura is saved for now

#JusticeforNoura A notice came to the Women’s Ombudsman prison that Noura is no longer being charged under Article 130 – capital punishment in the Sudan Criminal Act, where the appeal court has accepted the lawyers appeal. She is now being charged for five years in jail for the self-defense crime and payment of three hundred[…..]