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 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[…..]

16 days of Activism 2018: Taking it Further – #HearMeToo

#HearMeToo This year, SIHA Network leveraged on the 16 days of activism as an opportune period to bring the #MeToo conversation to the light – attempting to understand how the gender power imbalance creates opportunities for men to prey on women and girls; promotes a society that ridicules the victims; allows the perpetrators to go[…..]

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[…..]