News

  • 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 - Closing date: May 1st, 2016  The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a coalition of civil society organizations from Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea,...
  • 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...
  • On the 14th of October, the Public Order Police (POP) carried out a sweep in Umm Dawm, an area in Eastern Nile in Khartoum state, leading to the death of five civilians - three women, an infant and a young man - as well as the arrest of dozens and the spread of fear in an entire...
  • The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) and the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) delivered the following statement during the official agenda item “NGO statements on the human rights situation in Africa” during the 57th session of the...
  • Look out for the second issue of the SIHA Journal, "Women in Islam," a publication punctuated by intriguing articles and opinion pieces on current issues, profiles of individuals who fought and fight for awareness and justice, and personal narratives from across the Horn of...
  • KAMPALA: On Thursday 25th of June 2015 around 9:00 p.m. after coming from church in El-Ezba neighborhood (also known as Tayba Al-Hamadab) in Khartoum North, 12 Sudanese women hailing from the Nuba Mountains of the embattled Southern Kordofan State were arrested by the Public...
  • KAMPALA: The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) proudly announces the launch of: THIRD CLASS CITIZENS - WOMEN’S STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL CITIZENSHIP IN SUDAN. The systemic criminalization of women in Sudan has been largely ignored. The fact that Sudan is a...
  • KAMPALA: The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) expresses its concerns over the growing rate of violence against women and girls in Uganda, as within the last three months, more than five school girls have been sexually violated and murdered. Records of...

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April
2016

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