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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.

Press Statement: Lack of investment in girls’ education undermines their hopes for justice and equality

Photography Credit: SIHA Staff October 2022   On the International Day of the Girl Child, shedding light on girls’ rights through demanding a clear path for prioritizing their rights in political agendas and including them in every political process is paramount. This year’s theme “Our time is now – our rights, our future,” is an …

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Girl at a market street in Hargeysa

Religious backlash threatens Somaliland’s progressive rape law

Religious leaders have gutted a progressive sexual offences law, creating a new version that permits child marriage 19 August 2022, 9.31am. | Yousef Timacade Girl at a market street in Hargeysa, Somaliland | Egill Bjarnason / Alamy Stock Photo. As published in OpenDemocracy A group of religious leaders in Somaliland is behind an attempt to …

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