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A welcome verdict for Aisha Ilyas’ family – and a hard prod to push the National Sexual Offences Bill in Somalia

A Joint Statement by CORD and  SIHA NETWORK This week has been momentous for the justice system of Puntland state with a plausible ruling in the case of Aisha Ilyas where three men were found guilty of gang-raping and murdering the 12 year old after she was kidnapped in Galkaayo – Puntland, Somalia on Monday 25th February 2019. With a case that …

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WOMEN IN ISLAM JOURNAL NOW AVAILABLE ON ISSUU

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 …

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A SHADOW ECONOMY: Women street vendors in Hargeisa and their role in contributing to the Somaliland’s economic development

Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland has been growing for the last two (2) decades. During the reconstruction and re-building of the state, Somaliland continued to remain peaceful. Prior to the fall of Somalia’s dictatorship government in 1991 and the break-out of the civil war, women’s roles were traditionally tied down to caregivers at home. …

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Engaging Patriarchy: Men as Allies against Violence against Women

This newly released SIHA publication was developed primarily as a guide for social activists involved in challenging gender inequality in the Horn of Africa. This 36-paged guide, promotes connecting with men as an essential approach towards addressing violence against women and emphasizes the importance of their involvement. It delves into the challenges of negotiating patriarchy …

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SIHA expresses its deep sadness over the passing of Fatima Al-Mernissi

The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) expresses its deep sadness over the loss of Fatima Al -Mernissi with her passing on December 1st, 2015. SIHA would like pay tribute to Fatima, who pioneered research and publications in the field of Islamic feminism, incorporating broader issues of human rights and democracy …

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SIHA Journal, “Women In Islam” Issue II

Look out for the second issue of the SIHA Journal, “Women in Islam,” a publication punctuated by intriguing articles and opinion pieces on current issues, profiles of individuals who fought and fight for awareness and justice, and personal narratives from across the Horn of Africa region and the world. This volume’s dossier entitled “Women’s Bodies: …

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WE ARE MOVING

Dear partners and members, This is to let you know that SIHA regional offices will be moving with effect from 23rd June 2014. Our new office address is; P.O.BOX 5, Ntinda Plot 3 Katalima Bend Naguru Kampala, Uganda Our lines will remain the same but will be off as we reconnect back however you can …

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Somali Security Arrest another Woman and Journalist for Speaking Out Against Rape

On the 21st November 2013, a 19 year old rape survivor and the journalist to whom she has spoken, have been arrested on the basis of fabricating false stories. The survivor has claimed that she was raped at gunpoint by two government affiliated journalists, working for Radio Mogadishu in August 2013, however following failed attempts …

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