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JOINT STATEMENT: THE SEXUAL OFFENCES BILL MUST BE URGENTLY REVIVED

JOINT STATEMENT: THE SEXUAL OFFENCES BILL MUST BE URGENTLY REVIVED

SIHA StaffFebruary 26, 20215 min read

The Somaliland National Human Rights Commission recently published the 2020 Annual report which sheds light on the human rights situation in addition to the activities of the Commission in 2020.…

Breaking Gender Stereotypes: Research Paper Statement

Breaking Gender Stereotypes: Research Paper Statement

SIHA StaffFebruary 24, 20218 min read

Photography: Ahmad Mahmoud Today SIHA launches its latest publication entitled Negotiating Space: Sudanese Women’s Access to Vocational Education & Employment. Drawing on SIHA’s Breaking Gender Stereotypes Phase II project, the…

STATEMENT: Civil society organizations in Ethiopia call for urgent humanitarian assistance, redress and prosecution for the protection of human rights, and searching for a durable conflict resolution in areas affected by repeated attacks of various motivations  January 2021

STATEMENT: Civil society organizations in Ethiopia call for urgent humanitarian assistance, redress and prosecution for the protection of human rights, and searching for a durable conflict resolution in areas affected by repeated attacks of various motivations January 2021

SIHA StaffJanuary 22, 202112 min read

January 2021 The ongoing conflicts, instability and the lack of peace observed in the different regions in Ethiopia have resulted in the displacement of multitudes of women and men, including…

OBITUARY: The invisible victims of armed militia attacks in Darfur

OBITUARY: The invisible victims of armed militia attacks in Darfur

SIHA StaffJanuary 7, 202123 min read

On October 19th 2020, an armed group burned down the IDP camps of Oum Assal, Babanousa and Om Zegerat in Gerida locality. Gerida locality is composed of a number of…

SIHA LAUNCHES A POSITION PAPER – “A Reflection of the Gender Equality Agenda in Somaliland”

SIHA LAUNCHES A POSITION PAPER – “A Reflection of the Gender Equality Agenda in Somaliland”

SIHA StaffNovember 30, 20202 min read

SIHA recently launched a position paper dubbed – “A Reflection of the Gender Equality agenda in Somaliland” which provides a current analysis of the women’s movement in Somaliland, and the…

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…