An Open Letter of Public Concern from African and Sudanese Civil Society

RE: The Militarization of Public space in Rural and Urban areas in Sudan and the Corresponding Increase in Cases of Sexual Violence, Sexual harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Khartoum Massacre We, the undersigned are a coalition of Sudanese and African civil society organizations working in and concerned with Sudan, which is supported, […]

Statement by the Women’s Cooperatives Union of Food and Beverage Vendors in Khartoum

The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is publishing this statement on behalf of the Women’s Cooperative Union of Food and Beverage Vendors in Sudan, a member of our network. STATEMENT BY THE WOMEN’S COOPERATIVES UNION OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDORS IN KHARTOUM As representatives of women laborers and street vendors working[…..]

PRESS STATEMENT: International Day of Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

#RAPEISACRIME The Horn of Africa countries share the unfortunate characteristic of having fragile and often disintegrated state structures that suffer from a lack of democracy, absence of transparency, corruption, poor rule of law and systemic human rights violations. This, intertwined with recurrent conflicts, makes the region one of the most unstable in Africa, or indeed[…..]

Hargeisa’s women street vendors dialogue with traditional and non-traditional actors in a bid to improve their working conditions

#MakeHerVisible As part of our regional campaign on addressing the marginalization  of urban women in the informal economy, and with support from the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) , SIHA Network – Somaliland convened a stakeholder forum inviting SIHA’s member organizations, representatives from the women’s movement, feminists, gender activists, academia, women street vendor leaders, youth[…..]