Addressing women’s subordination and violence against women and girls in the Horn of Africa.
Established in 1995 by a coalition of women’s rights activists with the aim of strengthening the capacities of women’s rights organizations and addressing women’s subordination and violence against women and girls in the Horn of Africa, SIHA has grown substantially and is now comprised of close to 75 member organizations. SIHA has 5 key strategic areas, provided below.
8 Member Countries
Where We Work
A NEW REPORT: CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
Gender inequality and rampant SGBV in Wau, South Sudan
Through a qualitative research that was undertaken in Wau Town at the end of 2018 through to early/mid 2019, “Caught in the Middle: Gender Inequality and Rampant SGBV in Wau, South Sudan” critically examines the dynamics of violence experienced by women and girls, to understand the root causes, and provide policy recommendations on how this can be addressed. The key observations from the paper range from sexual violence, bride-wealth based marriage practices etc.