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#JUSTICEFORHAMDI – Decision Reached by the Court

#JUSTICEFORHAMDI – Decision Reached by the Court

SIHA StaffMay 26, 20217 min read

The late Hamdi Mohamed Farah was a student who was murdered in September 2020. She was invited to the site of the crime by a man who, according to local…

Enough with Legitimizing Sexual Violence – Appalling Video of Gang rape on Sudanese social media

Enough with Legitimizing Sexual Violence – Appalling Video of Gang rape on Sudanese social media

SIHA StaffMay 11, 20214 min read

Sudan 10th May A shameful and appalling video showed at least four men forcefully gang raping a woman surfaced on social media on Wednesday 5 May 2021. The video reveals…

SIHA WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AWARDS – 2021

SIHA WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AWARDS – 2021

SIHA StaffMay 4, 20214 min read

INTRODUCTION Despite challenging socio-political environments across the Horn of Africa, women human rights defenders continue to engage in significant change and transformation in the field of women’s rights, gender equality…

GENDER ALERT– Another Gendered Killing within One Month in Sudan

GENDER ALERT– Another Gendered Killing within One Month in Sudan

SIHA StaffMay 3, 20214 min read

Sudan 3rd May For the second time in one month,1 a girl in Sudan has been killed by an immediate family member. On April 3, 2021, Aida Al-Mahdi, 19 years…

STATEMENT BY SIHA NETWORK TO THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS

STATEMENT BY SIHA NETWORK TO THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS

SIHA StaffApril 16, 20216 min read

16 April 2021 (Read before the 68th Ordinary Session of the Commission on 14 April 2021) Honorable Chairperson, Commissioners, the Secretary of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights…

GENDER ALERT– Violent Backlash Against Peaceful Women Protestors in Khartoum Today

GENDER ALERT– Violent Backlash Against Peaceful Women Protestors in Khartoum Today

SIHA StaffApril 8, 20217 min read

There have been attacks on women peacefully protesting in Khartoum during the #SudanWomenProtest march from the Ministry of Justice to the Ministry of the Interior and Office of the Attorney…

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT: The Sudanese Transitional Government has Blood on its Hands: The Pattern of Violence against Women and Girls Continues

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT: The Sudanese Transitional Government has Blood on its Hands: The Pattern of Violence against Women and Girls Continues

SIHA StaffMarch 30, 202119 min read

Photography Credit: Ibrahim Saehon Arabic Translation Included Below Khartoum March 30/2021 In Sudan, militant Islamists are still running the same old game to intimidate the Sudanese people, especially women and…

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…