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[…..]

PRESS STATEMENT: International Day on the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict – 2018

#EndRapeinWar SIHA Network joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day on the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict this year. SIHA’s work in the Horn of Africa reflects the belief that sexual violence in conflict encourages urgent action to address the myriad of challenges associated with the stigma of sexual violence[…..]