INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2019 – #GirlsAreYouthToo

#GirlsAreYouthToo Today, we join the rest of the world to commemorate the International Youth Day. This year’s theme, “Transforming Education” seeks to contribute to achieving the 4th goal of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which is “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” At SIHA, we recognize that […]

An Open Letter of Public Concern from African and Sudanese Civil Society

RE: The Militarization of Public space in Rural and Urban areas in Sudan and the Corresponding Increase in Cases of Sexual Violence, Sexual harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Khartoum Massacre We, the undersigned are a coalition of Sudanese and African civil society organizations working in and concerned with Sudan, which is supported,[…..]

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[…..]