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Press statement – Sennar State: Another Hotspot for Violence and Atrocities

On Saturday, 29th June, Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) advanced deep into Sennar State, going to Sinja, taking over the “headquarters of the army’s 17th Infantry Division”. This was a decisive blow, marking the peak of clashes between the RSF and Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), which began in the area on 25th June, and the emergence of a new conflict hotspot.

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Urgent Call to Address Escalating Violence Against Women in Somalia

We at the Strategic Initiative for the Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network express profound concern about the escalating incidence of domestic violence in Somalia.
According to the 2020 Somalia Health and Demographic Survey, Gender Based Violence (GBV) remains a prevalent human rights violation faced by Somali women and girls, with 35 percent of ever-married women aged 15 to 49 reporting physical injuries inflicted by their husbands, over half of whom sustained severe injuries

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Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Building an inclusive women’s movement

Women and girls' access to justice

Women's social protection and economic justice

Rights of women and girls on the move

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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WCW Newsletter Edition 4

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the 4th edition of the We Cannot Wait newsletter, a project operating in five countries of the Greater Horn of Africa Region: Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Implemented by a consortium of five southern-led women’s rights organizations namely the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA), FIDA Uganda, NAGAAD Network, Musawah and led by SIHA Network.

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