PRESS STATEMENT: International Day of Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

#RAPEISACRIME The Horn of Africa countries share the unfortunate characteristic of having fragile and often disintegrated state structures that suffer from a lack of democracy, absence of transparency, corruption, poor rule of law and systemic human rights violations. This, intertwined with recurrent conflicts, makes the region one of the most unstable in Africa, or indeed […]

THE SUDAN WOMEN PROTEST: Sudan’s revolution and upcoming state must adhere to the women’s agenda

The religion of Islam is the religion of the majority in Sudan. We believe that the principles of Islam and other religions and believes practiced in Sudan are a source of justice and equality whilst preserving the dignity of all human beings – both women and men.  Furthermore, international conventions and constitutions are all based on equality between[…..]

THE REVOLUTION IS YET TO HAPPEN FOR THE WOMEN IN DARFUR

On April 29th, 2019 – Major General Hashim Khalid Mahmoud, the Governor of South Darfur State, issued emergency orders. These orders prohibited nakedness, indecent dress, and the promotion and handling of alcohol. All of these orders were authorized by the Military Council which is currently holding power in Sudan. The Major General stated that violation of these[…..]

WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING IS NOT PENDING ANYONE’S PERMISSION; IT IS DE FACTO

The critical engagement of women in the recent political struggle in Sudan is by no means reflected in Sudan’s high-level political dynamics or discourse. This dichotomy represents deep concerns for us at SIHA. Women need an unyielding commitment to equality and they need to see their issues reflected in any resolution for the country’s transformation,[…..]