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 […]

#16DAYSOFACTIVISM- Kinzi Hussein Qowden

1. Introduce yourself (Name, organization, and how long you have been involved in activism) Name: Kinzi Hussein Qowden Organization: Women Rehabilitation and Development Association Involved in activism:  Since 1992 Country: Somaliland 2. Describe the work that you have been doing as a women  rights activist/defender in your country; I advocate for ending all sorts of[…..]

GENDER ALERT: A historic passage of the Sexual Offences Bill in Somaliland

In an ululating victory for Somaliland, the sexual offences bill that was awaiting President Muse Bihi Abdi’s signature, was finally ratified – in a significant legislative move to deter rape and all gender-based violations against women in the state. This move must also be regarded as a notable advancement of the rights of women and[…..]