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Women Imprisoned for Being raped in somalia

SIHA StaffJune 14, 20131 min read

In Somalia, women who fled a famine two years ago are now falling prey to rape by militias and even government troops. Click here for full story.

South Sudanese Woman Violently Murdered by Husband Reinforces the Harsh Brutality of Domestic Violence

SIHA StaffMay 27, 20135 min read

24 May 2013 On Tuesday 21st May, Joyce Fernando was brutally murdered by her husband, Dr Amos Cleto, in Wau Town, Western Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan. Dr Cleto attacked…

SIHA welcomes its new Board of Directors for the year 2013/2014

SIHA StaffMay 27, 20132 min read

The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa is pleased to announce and welcome its new board members. The members were elected at the just concluded General Assembly…

Female Minor Sentenced to Death by Stoning

SIHA StaffMay 13, 20131 min read

May 13th 2012, Sudanese judge, Sami Ibrahim Shabo sentenced to death by stoning a young woman accused of adultery. The judgment was made after the first hearing and comes after…

A Drive to Northern Uganda Kitgum District

SIHA StaffMay 3, 20132 min read

We embarked on a 3 days visit to Kitgum district in the Northern part of Uganda. The visit was intended to access the situation in Kitgum, actors on the ground,…

Statement on the Deaths of Professor Mohamed Mahmoud Afrah and Abdikarin Hussein Gorod

SIHA StaffMay 3, 20134 min read

15th April 2013 It is with great sadness that Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) has learnt of the brutal deaths of Professor Mohamed Mahmoud Afrah,…

Letters from Eritrea; Refugee Women tell their Story

SIHA StaffMay 3, 20131 min read

Please download our latest publication which relays testimonies of Eritrean women reflecting grave violations in their country and beyond. The stories of nine women tell great risks they are exposed…

Celebration of IWD in Somalia

SIHA StaffMay 3, 20131 min read

On 8th March 2013, Somalia Women Development Center (SWDC) also SIHA member together with Ministry of Human Development and Public Services organised events to commemorate the IWD. This year in…

Steps Forward on our Work in South Sudan

SIHA StaffMarch 19, 20133 min read

7th March 2012: Jo Crouch, SIHA Regional Programmes Officer. Being in South Sudan always brings a multitude of emotions, but on this trip, an overarching one is a sense that,…

Launch of Falling Through the Cracks

SIHA StaffMarch 19, 20131 min read

Launch of Falling Through the Cracks: Reflections on Customary Law and the Imprisonment of Women in South Sudan Date: 1st March 2013 Time: 3:00-6:00pm Venue: Juba University Hall 2 Preview Falling…