WOMEN DO NOT BELONG UNDER THE ACACIA TREE

The purpose of this report is to discuss Somali society’s current trend towards urbanization and urban migration. This shift has had a massive impact, both negatively and positively, on women and gender relations within this society. The report will focus specifically on women street vendors in the semi-independent territory of[.....]

A GRIM PORTRAIT OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT ZONES IN THE HORN OF AFRICA (SUDAN, SOUTH SUDAN AND SOMALIA)

The Horn of Africa has for decades struggled with chronic occurrences of civil conflict, fragile state structures and tribal and ethnic affiliation is opposed to states’ modern obligations. The situation for women and girls in the Horn of Africa continues to be characterized by systematic victimization, subordination and their unfortunate[.....]

CRIMINALISATION OF WOMEN IN SUDAN: A need for Fundamental Reform

Th frequent arrests, detention, trial, and punishment of women under Sudan’s public order regime ostensibly designed to protect morality are key features of the criminal justice system. Th public order laws incorporate strict moral codes designed to exclude and intimidate women from actively participating in public life, for instance by[.....]