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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…

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…