Building inclusive women’s movements
Call to Support Sudanese women and girls
Women's social protection and economic justice
Ending Violence against Women and Girls
Rights of women and girls on the move
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.
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 …
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…
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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