LAUNCH: Graduation Day – A snippet documentary dedicated to the Women and Girls in the Darfur Region, Sudan

Today, the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) launches a snippet documentary capturing its on-going work in North Darfur, Sudan and the provision of both literacy and sexual violence protection and response programs for those internally displaced.

SIHA has been engaged in skills-development programs for Darfuri IDP women and girls (in Al-Salam and Abu-Shouk camps in North Darfur) since 2013. Prior to this, SIHA has provided similar programming for women and girls in South Darfur since 2004.

Between 2014 and 2016, the program was accessed by 950 women and girls between the ages of 14 and 22. The aim of this initiative is to reduce the vulnerability of women and girls to all forms of violations, particularly sexual violence – to increase their access to further education and employment. The essence of the documentary is to spread awareness about the initiative and bring to light the risks and protection mechanisms available to them.