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  • Video of Amira Osman asking people to attend the court session
  • On 1st September 2013, Amira Osman appeared before the Jabal Awlia court after being charged for not covering her hair. She appeared dressed exactly the same way as she had when she had been arrested and temporarily detained on August 27th. The court session which lasted for 10minutes was attended...
  • 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...
  • In Somalia, women who fled a famine two years ago are now falling prey to rape by militias and even government troops. Click here for full story
  • We embarked on a 3 days visit to Kitgum district in the Northern part of Uganda. The visit was intended to access the situation in Kitgum, actors on the ground, and what they are doing. We also took the opportunity to visit our member organisation Northern Uganda Women and Children Initiative (...
  • 15th April 2013   It is with great sadness that Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) has learnt of the brutal deaths of Professor Mohamed Mahmoud Afrah, Head of Somali Lawyers Association and Abdikarin Hussein Gorod Lower, lawyer and human rights defender, both of whom...
  • Please download our latest publication which  relays testimonies of Eritrean women reflecting grave violations in their country and beyond. The stories of nine women tell great risks they are exposed to and their experiences with traffickers who dehumanize them in every possible way.
  • On 8th March 2013, Somalia Women Development Center (SWDC) also SIHA member together with Ministry of Human Development and Public Services organised events to commemorate the IWD. This year in Somalia, the priority theme was “A promise is a promise: A time for action to end violence against women...
  • 7th March 2012: Jo Crouch, SIHA Regional Programmes Officer. Being in South Sudan always brings a multitude of emotions, but on this trip, an overarching one is a sense that, despite a multitude of challenges facing the country, there are some things to smile about. On the 1st March, SIHA launched...
  • Launch of Falling Through the Cracks: Reflections on Customary Law and the Imprisonment of Women in South Sudan Date: 1st March 2013 Time: 3:00-6:00pm Venue: Juba University Hall 2 Preview Falling through the Cracks explores the dynamics and impact of customary and statutory legal systems on women’...
  • On the 5th February 2013, Lul Ali Isman, who was allegedly raped by the government security forces and journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim who conducted an interview with the rape survivor were convicted and sentenced to a year in jail. The Somali woman was accused of insulting a government body...
  • An extensive participatory field research undertaken with activists, grass-roots leaders, and elites, comprising interviews and community consultations, Falling Through the Cracks addresses traditions, practices and views related to dowry, domestic violence, divorce and adultery that perpetuate...
  • March 6, 2013 Somali court of appeal overturned the sentence against Lul Ali Isman who had alleged that she had been raped by Somali government security forces in one of the IDP camps in Mogadishu. However, the sentence against Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, the journalist who interviewed Isman and...
  • Being in South Sudan always brings a multitude of emotions, but on this trip, an overarching one is a sense that, despite a multitude of challenges facing the country, there are some things to smile about. On the 1st March, SIHA launched its latest publication.

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