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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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Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Ending Violence against Women and Girls

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

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Building an inclusive women’s movement

Building an inclusive women’s movement

As agents of Women human rights defenders (WHRD)

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Women and girls' access to justice

Women and girls' access to justice

Transforming negative, harmful religious & cultural dogma.

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Women's social protection and economic justice

Women's social protection and economic justice

Towards the realization of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) in the informal sector.

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Rights of women and girls on the move

Rights of women and girls on the move

Protection of women and girls who work abroad. in the Horn of Africa

OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER

VOICES FROM THE GRASSROOTS

Highlights of our achievements across the Greater Horn of Africa since the beginning of 2021
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In this latest newsletter, SIHA reflects on the last 4 months which have been marked by resilient efforts by the incredible women rights movement in the region. Some of the highlights are the Sudan Women’s Manifesto that was launched early last month; the launch of the latest issue of SIHA’s Women in Islam Journal; and, the anti-rape campaign dubbed #Justice4Hamdi to raise awareness and garner urgent attention to the prevalence of sexual violence against women and girls in Somalia.


OUR LATEST PUBLICATION

A RESEARCH PAPER

Negotiating Space: Women's access to vocational education & employment in Sudan
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Drawing on findings from the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa’s (SIHA Network) Breaking Gender Stereotypes Project Phase II (BGS II), this paper explores urban poor women’s access to opportunities in vocational training and subsequent employment in Greater Khartoum, Sudan. This exploration was carried out through an examination of the interconnected influences of the state, family, socio-religious and cultural norms, and expectations.


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