Living in the Borderlands: Impact of the Armed Conflict on Women and Girls in Las’Anod

On June 26, 1960, Somaliland formally declared its independence from the United Kingdom. Shortly thereafter, on July 1, 1960, the State of Somaliland and Italian Somalia united to become the Somali Republic. However, Somaliland regained its independence in 1991 after years of struggle, spearheaded by the Somali National Movement (SNM), a guerrilla movement predominately comprised of people from the Isaaq clan that fought against the Somali regime led by President Mohamed Siad Barre…

Newspaper article – Engendering the Digital Economy: Reflections from Women Market Vendors in Uganda

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day as appropriately chosen by the United Nations, was “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”
It takes into account why technological innovations are increasingly being recognized as a precondition by civil society organisations, governments, the academia and private sector to accelerate the attainment of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),..

Gender Alert: Child and Forced Marriage – Shattering Dreams of Young Girls in South Sudan

Child and forced marriage are both human rights violations and harmful practices that disproportionately affect women and girls globally, preventing them from enjoying their childhood and living fulfilling lives. This year’s National 16 Days of Activism theme in South Sudan, “Take Responsibility: Protect Women and Girls from GBV” is crucial in the context of child and forced marriage

Press Statement: No hierarchy in women’s human rights

People with disabilities, women, and minority groups are particularly marginalized in Somaliland due to attitudinal and environmental barriers, institutional challenges, and a lack of effective inclusion strategies and efforts. Individuals who face marginalization on multiple axes, such as, women with disabilities, women from minority groups, or women with disabilities

Anti-Stoning Campaign Update: After months of campaigning the sentence has been overturned, but there is still more work to do

On the 24th of November, the Court of Appeal overturned the verdict of the Court of First Instance which had convicted Amal* to death by stoning for adultery. The case has been sent back to the primary court under the Court of Appeal’s ruling that, given the flawed proceedings and distorted implementation of the law, the whole trial will be repeated.