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Ending Violence against Women and Girls


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Gender Alert: Alarming accounts of kidnapping and sexual slavery of underage girls in Greater Khartoum

On the 24th of November, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) kidnapped two underage girls right in front of their mother in the Safa neighborhood of Al-Klakla in Khartoum State. The mother and her daughters have been stranded in Khartoum since the war began and still have no means of escape. The mother has five daughters, and her husband has not been heard from since he left to work in the gold mining sector in another state two years ago.

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Do not ignore the suffering of Sudanese women

When the people of Sudan took to the streets to call for the ouster of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in 2019, women were at the forefront, leading the movement for democracy and change. It was estimated that women – who have long endured marginalisation, harassment and sexual violence in Sudan – made up as many as two-thirds of the protesters. Who can forget the viral image of the young protester Alaa Salah standing atop …

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Periods Don’t Stop for War! Stand with Sudanese Women and Girls: They Need Your Help Now!

The current conflict in Sudan, which started on the 15th of April and has claimed over 4,000 lives, and has been characterized by high rates of SGBV, has also created a severe scarcity of menstrual products throughout the country.
Women and girls who have been displaced to other neighbourhoods, cities and states are usually forced to leave under gunfire and threats of sexual violence without carrying necessary dignity kits…

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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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For every $5 donated, we provide one Sudanese woman or girl with a menstrual hygiene kit that empowers her to go through her period with dignity for a full month!

The Feminist Peace Lab Training Manual

Since the outbreak of war in Sudan on April 15, 2023, civilians in Sudan, particularly women and girls, have experienced mass suffering and violence due to the conflict and have faced a spectrum of violations of their rights. These violations are a direct product of the conduct of all parties to the conflict, particularly the two largest—the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF),

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May 2022 Newsletter

In January 2022 SIHA held a joint conference with Ugandan women market vendors’ cooperatives and Ugandan Women’s Network, Integrated Child Service, Social Action for Life Transformation (SALT), WINCARD, YWCONNECT. The conference aimed to popularize the market vendors’ manifesto, which demands an improved working environment for informal market and street vendors.

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