issue: Support to victims of violence, including health services and counselling

SIHA Network’s Statement to the 71st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

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.

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The Centre for the Study for Violence and Reconciliation is an African based institution with over two decades of experience working on issues of peace- building, conflict transformation, psycho-social support, research and advocacy in an effort to build peaceful societies on the African continent. CSVR has conducted work in the area of justice, accountability, truth and guarantees of Non-Recurrence (transitional justice) for the past two decades, both in South Africa and other parts of the African continent.

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