Press Release

Anti-Stoning Campaign Update: After months of campaigning the sentence has been overturned, but there is still more work to do

On the 24th of November, the Court of Appeal overturned the verdict of the Court of First Instance which had convicted Amal* to death by stoning for adultery. The case has been sent back to the primary court under the Court of Appeal’s ruling that, given the flawed proceedings and distorted implementation of the law, the whole trial will be repeated.

Press Statement: Lack of investment in girls’ education undermines their hopes for justice and equality

Photography Credit: SIHA Staff October 2022   On the International Day of the Girl Child, shedding light on girls’ rights through demanding a clear path for prioritizing their rights in political agendas and including them in every political process is paramount. This year’s theme “Our time is now – our rights, our future,” is an …

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Re: Joint statement by CSOs in Sudan: Death by stoning High Commissioner for Human Rights

Khartoum, 14 September 2022 Your Excellency, We, the undersigned, are writing to shed light on the consistent criminalization and persecution of women under Sudanese laws. Women in Sudan are under constant threat of imprisonment and face systemic violence in their daily lives as workers, students, female children, mothers, and grandmothers. We call for immediate action …

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Girl at a market street in Hargeysa

Religious backlash threatens Somaliland’s progressive rape law

Religious leaders have gutted a progressive sexual offences law, creating a new version that permits child marriage 19 August 2022, 9.31am. | Yousef Timacade Girl at a market street in Hargeysa, Somaliland | Egill Bjarnason / Alamy Stock Photo. As published in OpenDemocracy A group of religious leaders in Somaliland is behind an attempt to …

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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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The Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission

Playing to the Gallery or a Commitment to Equality, Inclusion, and Reconciliation? Introduction On the 29th of December 2021, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives approved the establishment of the Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission. The Bill setting up the Commission states that the commission is meant to “pave the way for …

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