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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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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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Mixed migration of women and girls in the Horn of Africa

Mixed migration of women and girls in the Horn of Africa

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

OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER

VOICES FROM THE GRASSROOTS

Working through the Covid19 outbreak.
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Looking around at the impact of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on ourselves, our work and the communities we work with, the reality is more than sobering. In the face of this crisis, governments across the region have left many of us completely exposed. Most women from the greater Horn of Africa region, have never enjoyed the benefits of quality, affordable healthcare, welfare, or safety net mechanisms, rather we struggle daily just to keep our heads above water under ruling regimes who couldn’t be bothered to throw us a rope.


OUR LATEST PUBLICATION

WE DEMAND CHANGE

Violence against Women and Girls in the Greater Horn of Africa during COVID
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There is an attitude that VAWG is unimportant in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This briefing paper endeavors to highlight just how untrue and unjust that attitude is. The disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in the Greater Horn of Africa stems from structural and systemic inequalities that existed before the pandemic. Closely following the social, political, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, SIHA staff in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda have observed an increased prevalence of VAWG.


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