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PERFORMING ARTS IS NOT A CRIME – ASSAULTING WOMEN AND ARTISTS IS! Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology

PERFORMING ARTS IS NOT A CRIME – ASSAULTING WOMEN AND ARTISTS IS! Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology

SIHA StaffSeptember 18, 202014 min read

KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five young artists who were found guilty of public annoyance stipulated in Article 69 of the Criminal Code and Article 77…

MOURNING HAMDI: THIS IS NOT NORMAL, THIS IS A TRAGEDY

MOURNING HAMDI: THIS IS NOT NORMAL, THIS IS A TRAGEDY

SIHA StaffSeptember 16, 20204 min read

MOGADISHU: We, as the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network), condemn with the strongest terms the horrendous murder of Hamdi Mohamed Farah, a young woman from…

LETTERS FROM ERITREA: Women reflect on their access to rights and services (2020)

LETTERS FROM ERITREA: Women reflect on their access to rights and services (2020)

SIHA StaffAugust 31, 20202 min read

Cover Design: Ayman Hussein Letters from Eritrea: Women reflect on their access to rights and services (2020) features testimonies adapted from a focus group discussion conducted with five women who…

A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’

A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’

SIHA StaffAugust 12, 202038 min read

Sudanese women and men, with their various cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, participated in the movement of the glorious December 2019 revolution in a comprehensive and integrated manner. Women, who…

SIHA STATEMENT ON WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

SIHA STATEMENT ON WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

SIHA StaffJuly 30, 20209 min read

Artwork by Akilu Temesgen Today marks the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Human Trafficking is an atrocious crime, which violates the basic rights and dignities that must be protected…

IS IT ACTUAL PEACE, OR IS IT JUST A DOCUMENT? #PeaceSitIns

IS IT ACTUAL PEACE, OR IS IT JUST A DOCUMENT? #PeaceSitIns

SIHA StaffJuly 22, 202019 min read

Kabkabiya Sit-In – Darfur, 17th July 2020. Photography Credit: Ibrahim E. منداخلإعتصامكبكابيةبإقليمدارفور – 17 يوليو، 2020 – إبراهيم إ.  During the current month of July a number of protest sit-ins…

CAUGHT BETWEEN COVID-19 AND CONFLICT – WOMEN AND GIRLS CONTINUE TO FACE SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN

CAUGHT BETWEEN COVID-19 AND CONFLICT – WOMEN AND GIRLS CONTINUE TO FACE SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN

SIHA StaffJune 24, 20205 min read

Group of schoolgirls in South Sudan – Photo Credit: SIHA Archives When the peace agreement was signed with opposition forces in late 2018, many women and girls expressed their joy…

CONFLICT, FOOD INSECURITY, FLOODS, COVID-19, AND THE RISING THREAT OF GENDERED VIOLENCE – ANOTHER BURDEN ON HER SHOULDERS

CONFLICT, FOOD INSECURITY, FLOODS, COVID-19, AND THE RISING THREAT OF GENDERED VIOLENCE – ANOTHER BURDEN ON HER SHOULDERS

SIHA StaffJune 24, 20205 min read

Women in Mogadishu – Photo Credit: SIHA Archives In Somalia, cases of SGBV and domestic violence have increased significantly since the country began its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gender…

DARFUR STILL STANDS BETWEEN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, ORGANIZED VIOLENCE, AND THE ABSENCE OF THE RULE OF LAW

DARFUR STILL STANDS BETWEEN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, ORGANIZED VIOLENCE, AND THE ABSENCE OF THE RULE OF LAW

SIHA StaffJune 24, 20207 min read

Women in Beliel Camp in South Darfur – Photo Credit: SIHA Archives “In the context of the crisis in Darfur, incidents of sexual violence are primarily targeted at displaced women and…

JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL | #BLACKLIVESMATTER

JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL | #BLACKLIVESMATTER

SIHA StaffJune 5, 20203 min read

Art by: Khalid Hamid SIHA Network stands in solidarity with, and in admiration of the protestors on the frontlines of the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement in their fight against police brutality and…