Sudanese Woman Activist Faces Trial; Is it about a Scarf or the Assumed Ideology that Forces Sudanese Women to Disappear

Public S​tatement On August 27th 2013 while at the Jabal Awalia locality West of Greater Khartoum undertaking some work on land registration, Amira Osman was approached by a police officer who demanded that she covers her hair. When she ignored him, he persisted to which Amira openly refused. As a result, she was physically assaulted, […]

UN Special Rapporteur for EritreaÔÇÖs Mandate Renewed

SIHA Network is delighted that the UN Human Rights Council has taken the decision to renew the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur for the Situation of Human Rights in Eritrea, Ms. Sheila B Keetharuth. The mandate was adopted by the HRC without a vote and furthermore a resolution was adopted which strongly condemned practices[…..]

South Sudanese Woman Violently Murdered by Husband Reinforces the Harsh Brutality of Domestic Violence

On Tuesday 21st May, Joyce Fernando was brutally murdered by her husband, Dr Amos Cleto, in Wau Town, Western Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan. Dr Cleto attacked Joyce, breaking her arms before raping and murdering her and finally dismembering the body. The body was found hours after the murder following a phone call by Dr Cleto to family members of both Joyce and himself.