Outcome Report: Feminist Peace and Solidarity Conference on Sudan

The “Feminist Peace and Solidarity Conference: Women Leading Peace” was a significant event organized by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network from November 22-23, 2023. The conference focused on Sudan’s crisis through a feminist lens, highlighting women’s roles in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. It brought together over 140 participants, including Sudanese women and activists, international human rights organizations, UN agencies, and women’s rights activists from across the continent. The conference featured heartfelt narratives, with speakers recounting the horrors of conflict, leading to moments of tears and healing, facilitated by meditation specialists. Notable outcomes included a powerful Press Statement that advocated for the urgent need to prioritize women in peace-building and conflict-resolution efforts.