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Urgent Call to Address Escalating Violence Against Women in Somalia

We at the Strategic Initiative for the Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network express profound concern about the escalating incidence of domestic violence in Somalia.
According to the 2020 Somalia Health and Demographic Survey, Gender Based Violence (GBV) remains a prevalent human rights violation faced by Somali women and girls, with 35 percent of ever-married women aged 15 to 49 reporting physical injuries inflicted by their husbands, over half of whom sustained severe injuries

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El Fasher in Flames: Women Strive for Survival Amid Dire Conflict and Rights Abuses

The security situation in North Darfur State, particularly around El Fasher, has deteriorated beyond imagining. As of the 11th of May, the RSF has been waging a constant siege on the city. This siege has been marked by an increase in killings, sexual violence, theft, destruction of infrastructure, and looting. There have also been aerial bombardments on several villages and areas of El Fasher, and eight villages

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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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