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Women Impacted

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Publications Made

SIHA

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. SIHA operates and advocates within the following 5 key strategic themes of focus:
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Challenging violence against women and girls

Challenging violence against women and girls

Especially in sexual exploitation in conflict & post-conflict situations.

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Building inclusive women’s movements

Building inclusive women’s movements

As agents of Women human rights defenders (WHRD)

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Strengthening women’s access to justice

Strengthening women’s access to justice

Transforming negative, harmful religious & cultural dogma.

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Combating trafficking of women and girls

Combating trafficking of women and girls

Protection of women and girls who work abroad.

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.


OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER: JANUARY 2020

Voices from the Grassroots in the Horn of Africa
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This year, we intend on affirming that the self is a source of power through all our programming and advocacy. Whilst we document and record our experiences and lived realities, we are also becoming increasingly intentional about creating space and time for healing while recognizing that our well-being is imperative to sustaining our movement-building work in the region. Enjoy reading our latest newsletter.


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.


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