About We Cannot Wait (WCW)

We Cannot Wait (#WCW) is a five-year project funded under the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Strengthening Civil Society Power of Women grant instrument and a strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network).


We Cannot Wait is being implemented in five countries of the Greater Horn of Africa Region, including Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia by a consortium of five southern-led women’s rights organizations; namely the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA), FIDA Uganda, NAGAAD Network, MUSAWAH and led by SIHA Network.

Towards an inclusive and diverse women’s movement in the Greater Horn of Africa.

Message from the Regional Director

Hala Al-Karib, SIHA’s Regional Director introduces the We Cannot Wait Project, a gender equality initiative implemented by a consortium made up of entirely Southern-led organisations that are explicitly focused on women’s empowerment throughout the Greater Horn of Africa (GHoA). The project focuses its work in Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland and Ethiopia.

Strategic Goal

The strategic goal of the We Cannot Wait Project is to empower women in the Greater Horn of Africa to lead and define the political, socio-cultural and economic agenda through a gender lens at all levels. A goal that will be achieved through three key outcomes:

  • Women’s rights activists and organizations (WRA/Os) are advocating for policy, law reform, and social norms.
  • WRA/Os in GHoA form an inclusive and diverse coalition with shared agendas.
  • WRA/aOs engage actively and visibly in existing or new political and social platforms to promote their agendas

For more information, contact:
SIHA Network

Telephone +256200906263 / +256706442912

Plot 2A Lugogo Lane (Bank Village), Naguru 

P. O. Box 2793, 

Kampala, Uganda