15th April 2013 It is with great sadness that Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) has learnt of the brutal deaths of Professor Mohamed Mahmoud Afrah, Head of Somali Lawyers Association and Abdikarin Hussein Gorod Lower, lawyer and human rights defender, both of whom were affiliated to SIHA member organisation, the […]
On 8th March 2013, Somalia Women Development Center (SWDC) also SIHA member together with Ministry of Human Development and Public Services organised events to commemorate the IWD. This year in Somalia, the priority theme was “A promise is a promise: A time for action to end violence against women” The event that was celebrated at[…..]
On the 5th February 2013, Lul Ali Isman, who was allegedly raped by the government security forces and journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim who conducted an interview with the rape survivor were convicted and sentenced to a year in jail. The Somali woman was accused of insulting a government body and making false claims. The freelance[…..]
Somali court of appeal overturned the sentence against Lul Ali Isman who had alleged that she had been raped by Somali government security forces in one of the IDP camps in Mogadishu. However, the sentence against Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, the journalist who interviewed Isman and tried to reveal the story, was only reduced to six months.