SIHA Network is delighted that the UN Human Rights Council has taken the decision to renew the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur for the Situation of Human Rights in Eritrea, Ms. Sheila B Keetharuth. The mandate was adopted by the HRC without a vote and furthermore a resolution was adopted which strongly condemned practices […]
In Somalia, women who fled a famine two years ago are now falling prey to rape by militias and even government troops. Click here for full story.
On Tuesday 21st May, Joyce Fernando was brutally murdered by her husband, Dr Amos Cleto, in Wau Town, Western Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan. Dr Cleto attacked Joyce, breaking her arms before raping and murdering her and finally dismembering the body. The body was found hours after the murder following a phone call by Dr Cleto to family members of both Joyce and himself.
The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa is pleased to announce and welcome its new board members. The members were elected at the just concluded General Assembly that was held on the 10th and 11th May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Zahra Mohamed Ahmed from Somali Women Development Center was elected Chair[…..]