We are excited to announce that the SIHA Women in Islam Journal (Issues 1 and 2) is now available for purchase online via Issuu. Issue 3 will soon be available.  The journal explores the complexities of gender relations in Muslim communities in the Horn of Africa and beyond, engaging critically with conflicting perceptions of Islam in relation[…..]

NEWS: Wau peer educators engage local youth and traditional leaders to end sexual violence and harmful cultural practices in Wau State

With support from the Norwegian Church Aid, SIHA is working to strengthen GBV prevention, response and risk mitigation in Wau, South Sudan. The project intends to address cross-cutting issues in addition to engaging various community stakeholders, including men and boys and institutions (schools, local government, etc.) at all levels in an effort to transform attitudes[…..]

FEATURED ARTICLE: The dangers of NGO-isation of women’s rights in Africa

First Published on Aljazeera at https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/dangers-ngo-isation-women-rights-africa-181212102656547.html Authored By: Hala Alkarib Photo Credit: Siegfried Modola/Reuters NGOs agendas in Africa depoliticize women’s rights and sideline and weaken grassroot African activism. The emancipation of women is one of the most significant aspects of social and cultural transformation around the world. Women are gradually moving to occupy more space in[…..]