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  •  Somalia - Gendered KillingsSIHA Briefing on the latest wave of targeted killings of women Targeting civilians, both men and women is not a new issue in Somalia.  Thus a growing trend of gendered killings is spreading across Somalia. The militant armed militia Al Shabaab and...
  • SIHA decries the killing of the Somali journalist Sagal Osman, who was working for state-run radio called “Radio Mogadishu”. Sagal Osman was a university student of Computer Science at Plasma University. She was killed few minutes after she went for a meeting preparing for her...
  • On 30th May 2016, the legal defense team behind the Constitutional Appeal in the case of Mariam Yahya, was ordered by the Constitutional Court, to pay court fees for the on 23rd December 2015 submitted appeal.   This payment order, gives reason to believe that the Constitutional...
  • The launch of the National Action Plan for South Sudan on May 10th, 2016 speaks to the suffering of majority of women in South Sudan who have undergone unprecedented levels of violence since the upsurge of the latest civil conflict in December 2013. As such, it is “a mile stone...
  • On December 3rd Hindia Haji Mohamed a mother of 5 children, who worked as journalist for a state-run radio station and TV channel in Mogadishu has lost her life, after bomb which was planted underneath the seat of her car, exploded. Hindia was the widow of a former journalist...
  • SIHA has submitted on 23/12/2015, in line with the Constitutional Court Act from 2005, an appeal to the Constitutional Court in Sudan in the case of Abrar Alhadi (aka Mariam Yahya). The appeal was drafted based on consultations carried out by SIHA and Mariam Yahya’s legal...
  • KAMPALA, 4th-10th April: The surge of political and militant interpretations of Islam in the Eastern and Horn of Africa has had major implications on the lives of populations and communities across the region. Muslims in the Horn and Eastern Africa are caught between being...
  • STRATEGIC INITIATIVE FOR WOMEN IN THE HORN OF AFRICA (SIHA)- CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES  The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a coalition of civil society organizations from Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland...
  • At least 30 people were killed in twin bomb attacks claimed by Al-Shabaab at a busy traffic junction and a nearby restaurant in Baidoa, a city in the south-central Bay region of Somalia. On 28.02.2016 at 5:30 pm two heavy explosives have struck the town. One was a car bomb...
  • The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) expresses its deep sadness over the loss of Fatima Al -Mernissi with her passing on December 1st, 2015.  SIHA would like pay tribute to Fatima, who pioneered research and publications in the field of Islamic...

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Publications

As chronic occurrences of conflicts over the past decades have left the Horn of Africa struggling

Shedding light on the scope and nature of discriminative laws and practices women are facing in S

A tool to protect girls and women from violence in camp life

This report provides narratives, gathered during formal and informal conversations and focus grou

Examining the impact of women groups and gender equality organizations’ work

A guide to community activism in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somaliland

A standard read on and for women working in the informal sector

SIHA'S activities for 2011-2012

Refugee women tell their story

A study on the application of the parallel legal system to the Oromo women of Ethiopia

An advocacy paper
Beyond Trousers reveals the public order regime to promote derogative concept of women and prevent them from executing their economic, political and human rights

An experience of post conflict work in Blue Nile, Sudan

Reflections on customary law and the imprisonment of women in South Sudan