Addressing women’s subordination and violence against women and girls in the Horn of Africa.
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:
8 Member Countries
Where We Work
A NEW REPORT: CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
Gender inequality and rampant SGBV in Wau, South Sudan
Through a qualitative research that was undertaken in Wau Town at the end of 2018 through to early/mid 2019, “Caught in the Middle: Gender Inequality and Rampant SGBV in Wau, South Sudan” critically examines the dynamics of violence experienced by women and girls, to understand the root causes, and provide policy recommendations on how this can be addressed. The key observations from the paper range from sexual violence, bride-wealth based marriage practices etc.
OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER: APRIL 2020
Voices from the Grassroots in the Horn of Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic
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. Enjoy reading our latest newsletter.
A NEW REPORT: SUDAN WOMEN CONVENING REPORT
Theme: "Nothing about us, without us"
Today – on the first anniversary of the Sudan Women Protest, SIHA is thrilled to launch a report and video that captures the discourse and highlights culminating from 3 days of introspective and critical wiliness by the Sudan women’s movement to overcome decades of repression and charter a way forward on uniting for change across the different pre-existing divisions. The most potent outcome of the convening was the commitment by each and every woman present in the space to awaken an inclusive women’s movement.