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Beyond the Tokenism

Women’s political participation in the Greater Horn of Africa is at a dangerous impasse We as the women’s rights activists of the We Cannot Wait Consortium are in mourning after the loss of MP Amina Mohamed Abdi who was killed along with 47 others in a suicide bomb attack in Beledweyn. Amina was a member …

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Women human rights defenders from Somalia and Ethiopia awarded for their astounding work

SUPPORT SIHA’S WORK ACROSS THE REGION Fadwo Hassan Jimale, a women rights activist working with the Somali Women and Child  Care Association in Somalia and Teyiba Yassin of the Yitawek Timret Coalition in Ethiopia scooped the SIHA Women Human Rights Defenders’  Awards – 2021. They were both awarded at colourful ceremonies in their respective countries for their demonstration of …

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Tracing the roots of discrimination in Sudanese law

The foundations of systemic discrimination that were laid long before Sudan’s independence in 1956, continue to be visible within the institutions and structures of the Sudanese state today. Its geographical location on the border of the African Savanah paved the way for Sudan’s history of involvement in the slave trade, which has largely contributed to …

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We Stand With You – A statement of solidarity

We, as African Women Activists with our regional and global partners, write this statement in a rapidly changing context as the conflict that started in the Tigray region in November 2020 expands to the Amhara and Afar regions, and threatens the stability of Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region. We stand in solidarity …

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Two More Martyred At The Hands Of The Sudanese Military Junta

Image posted by Sudanese Journalist, Dalia Eltahir 22 November, 2021 On the 25th of October factions of the Sudanese military initiated a coup against the transitional government. The people of Sudan have peacefully declared their opposition to the illegitimate coup, by taking to the streets en masse in different parts of Sudan. This peaceful opposition has been …

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