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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

Taking stock of our achievements during these very unprecedented times
Snapshot for End of year newsletter

As the year comes to an end, SIHA reflects on a year where the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the world and the Greater Horn of Africa has not been singled out. Although we have witnessed the rampancy of violence against women and girls in the region, we have taken stock of the many achievements that we have made during very unprecedented times. One of our most astounding highlights is awarding women human rights defenders in Sudan and Somaliland for the immense work that they have done over the years.


OUR LATEST PUBLICATION

A POSITION PAPER

A Reflection on the Gender Equality Agenda in Somaliland
Snapshot of Girls on Somaliland position paper

The paper presents an analytical snapshot of the dynamics of post-war women’s rights activism, including the challenges facing the women’s movement in Somaliland. It provides examples of the ways gender inequality manifests in the country, and how it continues to hinder the ability of women to push for equality and to influence laws, policies, and the political agenda. The research conducted culminating into the position paper come at a time when the semi-independent Somaliland has experienced a series of rollbacks on gender equality, peace and security.


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