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Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network

Established in 1995 by a coalition of women’s rights activists with the aim of strengthening the capacities of women’s rights organizations and addressing women’s subordination and violence against women and girls in the Horn of Africa, SIHA has grown substantially and is now comprised of 136 member organizations.


Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS)

A six year programme – April 2013 to September 2018 – that aims to transform a generation of South Sudanese girls by increasing access to quality education.


Unintended Pregnancy and Induced Abortion in Rwanda

This report presents the first attempt to quantify the incidence of abortion in Rwanda, by using a methodology that builds on the only accessible data on the subject—the number of women who seek care at health facilities for abortionrelated complications. The report also discusses progress in and remaining constraints on Rwandan women’s ability to plan their pregnancies, which is key to enabling them to avoid the unintended pregnancies that can lead to induced abortions.


Generation 2030 / AFRICA

High-fertility rates and rising numbers of women of reproductive age mean that given current trends, over the next 35 years nearly 2 billion babies will be born in Africa, the continent’s population will double in size, and its under-18 population will increase by two thirds, to almost a billion children. National action plans must adapt to these demographic shifts. Generation 2030 / Africa calls specifically for expanded access to reproductive health services, girls’ education and empowerment, and stronger civil registration and vital statistics systems.


Think Young Women (TYW)

A young women led non- profit organization that captures the needs of girls and young women. It is an inclusive organization premised on the belief that young women and girls are active members of the wider community and play a vital role in it.


Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

A national, voluntary, non-discriminatory and not-for-profit, non-government organisation, affiliated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Women in Agriculture: An Assessment of the Current State of Affairs in Africa

This study examines the state of women in African agriculture, by focusing on how policy and institutional considerations frame the conditions of access to agricultural resources. The study first shows the missing links in the approaches to African women in agriculture. Second, the study discusses the relationship between access to resources and rewards and the contribution of women farmers to agricultural development, food security and the larger continental development agenda. Through the use of thematic variables, the study shows some of the constraints that affect the access of women farmers to critical variables in agricultural production and marketing. Finally, the study reiterates the importance of political leadership in improving the conditions of women farmers and outlines viable policy recommendations that recognize and address the multiple roles and challenges African women farmers are confronted with in the agricultural sector in particular and national development in general.