Horn of Africa: there are no quick fixes in ‘countering violent extremism’

An effective response to violence and harmful ideologies is important. But projects are failing to adequately engage with root causes. Since 9/11, western countries have increasingly invested in programmes to prevent transnational violent extremism. These include serious militarised measures but also “softer” civic interventions under the banner of ‘countering violent extremism’ (CVE). An example is […]

Gender Alert: Uganda, Tanzania shine at the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards

A Ugandan High Court decision won the People’s Choice Gavel at the 2017 Gender Justice Uncovered Awards hosted by Women’s Link Worldwide.  In 2012, a woman gave birth to two babies at Mulago Hospital, Uganda’s only referral hospital and was informed that one of the babies had died at birth. When asked to see the body, the hospital[…..]

ACHPR 60th Ordinary Session: Human Rights Conditions of Female Detainees and Prisoners in Sudan

SIHA maintains its observer status at the ACHPR and took the opportunity to voice the concerns of women prisoners in Sudan and the public order regime which unjustly restricts women’s freedoms and rights in public settings. The discriminative laws and practices, leading to corporal punishments such as flogging and death by stoning, which are based[…..]