SOAWR Member, the SIHA Network, has made a Statement to the 71st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Read an extract below. “The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network) was created by women activists from Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea in the mid-1990s. For the past 25 years we have held a unique position working as a feminist regional civil society network operating in the politically volatile contexts of the Greater Horn of Africa. We work through and firmly believe in the collective power of African women.
Tag: Sexual Violence
The Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2006 (SOA) came into effect on 21st July 2006. This was subsequent to unending agitation from the civil society organisations together with a large judicial outcry on the application of judicial discretion. Despite the enactment of the SOA in 2006 to deal with gaps of enforcement presented by the Penal Code, the statistics around sexual violence have not significantly improved. This research examines the legal framework around the enforcement of the key offences highlighted in Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 of the SOA in Kenya in terms of arrests investigations,
Download the Call to Action and Accountability (ENG) Télécharger A l’action et à la redevabilité (FR) Download SOAWR’s Press Statement – 30th November 2023 Télécharger Télécharger le communiqué de presse
Status of women’s and girls’ rights in South Sudan Women and girls in South Sudan face extreme challenges with limited rights to protection, participation and inclusion. As such, South Sudan
Dissemination of the findings of the Study on Review of Discriminatory Laws related to Violence against Women in Africa
Join us for a time of insightful sharing and discussion of the findings of selected African countries’ reports on review of discriminatory laws relating to violence against women in Africa.
This 28 September 2023 marks the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion. We, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA) of