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Ending Violence against Women and Girls


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The Aftermath of Rape: Unwanted Pregnancies and Abandoned Children

Since the outbreak of war on April 15, 2023, Sudanese women and girls have endured continuous and systematic acts of sexual violence.   
Crimes including murder, rape, torture, enforced disappearance, abduction, forced confinement, sexual slavery, forced marriage, and enslavement have been weaponized in the conflict and used as tools for recruitment.

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On the morning of April 15th, we found ourselves unexpectedly confronted with a situation for which we were not prepared – the outbreak of war. We had to swiftly restructure and adapt. At the onset of the war, 35 SIHA Staff were based in Sudan, with our largest office located in Khartoum, and other staff located across the country in…

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Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Building an inclusive women’s movement

Women and girls' access to justice

Women's social protection and economic justice

Rights of women and girls on the move

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 136 member organizations.

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WCW Newsletter Edition 4

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the 4th edition of the We Cannot Wait newsletter, a project operating in five countries of the Greater Horn of Africa Region: Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Implemented by a consortium of five southern-led women’s rights organizations namely the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA), FIDA Uganda, NAGAAD Network, Musawah and led by SIHA Network.

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