Sudan, 01 August 2014: After nearly 18 months of incarceration in Omdurman Women’s Prison in Khartoum on charges of apostasy and adultery, Meriam Ibrahim has been released and arrived safely in the United States with her family to reside in the adopted hometown of her husband in New Hampshire.
On 17 July 2014, SIHA launched the first issue of the SIHA Journal, (Arabic version) in Sudan. The launch of the issue, titled 'Women in Islam,' was held at the Sudanese Writer's Union and brought together youth from cultural groups and associations, activists, academics, civil society actors,...
Dear partners and members,
This is to let you know that SIHA regional offices will be moving with effect from 23rd June 2014. Our new office address is;
P.O.BOX 5, NtindaPlot 3 Katalima BendNaguru Kampala, Uganda
Our lines will remain the same but will be off as we reconnect back however you can...
SIHA STATEMENT, 27 MAY 2014
Sentenced on 15 May 2014 to one-hundred public lashings and execution by hanging on baseless charges of adultery and apostasy, Meriam Ibrahim, who remains in shackles in Omdurman Women’s Prison in Khartoum, gave birth last night to a baby girl.
As Meriam has just given...
SINCE PAS in Kelantan passed its version of hudud law in 1993, and in Terengganu in 2002, there have been endless debates on this issue, dividing Muslims, political parties and coalitions, and causing much dread and trepidation among most right-minded citizens of Malaysia about the...
SIHA STATEMENT, 15 MAY 2014, KHARTOUM: In a shocking decision that the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) strongly condemns, Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old pregnant Sudanese women charged with apostasy and adultery, was given a sentence today of 100 lashings and execution...
SIHA STATEMENT - 08 MAY 2014 - Sudan: Meriam Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Sudanese woman currently pregnant with her second child, is facing punishments of public flogging and execution if found guilty on baseless charges of apostasy and adultery in an upcoming hearing to be convened by Sudan’s...
SIHA STATEMENT - 07 May 2014 - Somalia: Nafisa Osman Salad, a humanitarian worker in her early twenties about to begin employment at Digfer Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia was recently murdered by suspected al-Shabaab gunmen less than one kilometer away from her family home in Mogadishu.. The...
A group of individuals and organisations, including the Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention, Women’s Organisation Network for Human Rights Advocacy, Prof. Sylvia Tamale, Ms. Sarah Kihika, Ms. Lilian Drabo, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, Uganda Health and Science Press...
22nd April 2014
Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) joins the human rights community in the mourning of the loss and celebrating the life of Osman Hummaida a Sudanese human rights defender and activist.
Osman died on Thursday 17th April 2014. He was a prominent Sudanese...
20th March 2014
18th March 2014 was a historic moment for the poor women working in the informal sector in Sudan as they received a hard-earned permit to form the first and only, Women’s Cooperatives Union.
The union encompasses 13 cooperatives, each with an estimated 100 women who include tea and...
20th February 2014
The progress of the trial whereby an Ethiopian woman and a number of Sudanese men have been prosecuted for a range of crimes, inclusive of adultery, indecent acts and the distribution of indecent material has been dynamic with multiple changes and amendments, especially in...
20th February 2014:
The young Ethiopian woman at the centre of a trial where she was gang raped by seven men has been found guilty of committing “Indecent Acts”. She has been sentenced to 1 month in prison which has been suspended and a fine of 5000 Sudanese Pounds (approximately...
Job title: Regional Program Officer SIHA Network
Closing date: 17th February, 2014
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 year renewable contract including 3 months probation period
The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa –SIHA Network - is a coalition of civil society...
المبادرة الإستراتيجية لنساء القرن الأفريقي (صيحة)
هو في حقيقة الأمر عارهم وليس عارها
بيان حول حادثة الإغتصاب الجماعي الموثقة بالفيديو لفتاة إثيوبية
في شهر أغسطس من العام 2013، وفي أحد أيام عيد الفطرالمبارك، تم إستدراج فتاة إثيوبية الجنسية إلى منزل خالي من...
The SIHA Community Activism Guide for Women Rights provides a critical analysis of women movements and organisations in the Horn of Africa
A review by Lyn Ossome
Community activism is acknowledged as being a core component of the work of women’s rights and human rights...
On the 21st November 2013, a 19 year old rape survivor and the journalist to whom she has spoken, have been arrested on the basis of fabricating false stories. The survivor has claimed that she was raped at gunpoint by two government affiliated journalists, working for Radio Mogadishu in August...
19th November 2013
RE: DRAFT RESOLUTION ON PROTECTING WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
We write to you as a group of African human rights defenders and civil society organizations located across the continent working at national, regional and international levels. We are following...
At this present time, a draft resolution on the protection of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) is being debated within the UN General Assembly. Such a resolution, the result of hard fought struggles by activists over many years, from a multitude of countries, serves to enhance and reinforce the...
Job title: Expert Facilitator
Closing date: 25/10/2013
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 10 days
Status: Full Time
This is a 10 days assignment, five days meeting with the team and 3 days of preparation and compiling and outlining a methodology of the sessions which is expected...