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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Hala Al Karib is the Regional Director of the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA). Born and raised in Sudan and later Canada, she currently lives in Uganda. Versed in human rights, women studies and psychology, Hala’s work specifically focuses on women and girls’ rights activism, social movement, as well as refugees, displaced persons and minority community’s challenges. She is the Editorial chief of SIHA’s Journal—Women in Islam in the Horn of Africa. In addition to SIHA, Hala has worked with numerous international organisations in Sudan, East Africa and the Horn of Africa.