GENDER ALERT: WHO CARES, AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT GOING TO EUROPE?

Hundreds of women and girls from the greater Horn of Africa mainly from Ethiopia and parts of Somalia and Kenya migrate as domestic laborers to the Arab Gulf countries and the Middle East, through legitimized and hidden means. Women migration is stirred up by lack of opportunities within the region, the promise of better wages and […]

LAUNCH OF DOCUMENTARY: “Breaking The Norms”

“Breaking the Norms” is a documentary borne of SIHA Network’s work with young women in Sudan who have gained skills in non-gender typical vocations and apprenticeships, breaking gender stereotypes, and successful securing employment. Gender segregation and stereotypes have translated into most parts of the Sudanese society, including the work arena, dictating which professions and economic[…..]

A SHADOW ECONOMY: Women street vendors in Hargeisa and their role in contributing to the Somaliland’s economic development

Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland has been growing for the last two (2) decades. During the reconstruction and re-building of the state, Somaliland continued to remain peaceful. Prior to the fall of Somalia’s dictatorship government in 1991 and the break-out of the civil war, women’s roles were traditionally tied down to caregivers at home.[…..]