Breaking the Silence: Sexual harassment in the workplace – Sudan

#HearMeToo This year, for the annual #16DaysofActivism Against Gender-Based Violence, SIHA will launch a documentary focusing on workplace harassment in Sudan. Gender based violence is an ongoing issue in Sudan that is among SIHA’s strategic areas. SIHAs work has focused particularly on sexual and gender based violence in post conflict settings and in the criminal […]

GENDER ALERT: A historic passage of the Sexual Offences Bill in Somaliland

In an ululating victory for Somaliland, the sexual offences bill that was awaiting President Muse Bihi Abdi’s signature, was finally ratified – in a significant legislative move to deter rape and all gender-based violations against women in the state. This move must also be regarded as a notable advancement of the rights of women and[…..]

GENDER ALERT: Criminalizing rape in Somaliland – Good reasons to celebrate

Over the years, the spiraling prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence and the accompanying victimization of women and girls have warranted attention across the Horn of Africa region and the rest of the world. Following Somali-land’s notable passing of the first law against rape, early this year – in a drive to combat gender-based violence[…..]