TRAPPED IN BETWEEN MISOGYNY AND DOGMA: Noura’s case and the Dilemma of Sudan’s legal system

CAMPAIGN: #Justice For Noura #SaveNoura On Thursday 10th May 2018, the 19-year-old Noura Hussein Hamad was sentenced to death by hanging at the “Omdurman Wasat” Criminal Court, for defending herself against the man who brutally raped her. The man now deceased, according to Noura assumed to have a ‘marital right’ to sex, and used violence and force to that end […]

PRESS STATEMENT: To the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights on Sexual Violence

Honorable Chairperson, Commissioners, the Secretary of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and distinguished participants, The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), a regional network of civil society organizations comprising of over seventy five members, working on women and girls’ rights would hereby like to highlight the plight of[…..]

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[…..]

PRESS STATEMENT: Somaliland Religious Affairs Fatwa on Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting – NOT TO BE MISLED

Recently in Somaliland, coinciding with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, a fatwa (religious ban) was issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs stating as follows: ‘It’s forbidden to perform any circumcision that is contrary to the religion which involves cutting and sewing up, like the pharaoh circumcision, the ministry’s fatwa.[…..]