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Sonke Gender Justice is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, established in 2006. Today, Sonke has established a growing presence on the African continent and plays an active role internationally. Sonke works to create the change necessary for men, women, young people and children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke pursues this goal across Southern Africa by using a human rights framework to build the capacity of government, civil society organisations and citizens to achieve gender equality, prevent gender-based violence and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS.
2nd Global MenEngage Symposium Program, 10-14 Nov: Sonke presents a schedule of workshops, presentations, panels and conferences
Sonke eNewsletter issue 15
KPMG releases a stunning report (with input from Sonke) showing that gender-based violence costs South Africa between at least R28.4 billion and R42.4 billion per year:
Sonke announces Women's Month

Latest Sonke News

The Dad Who Was Really There

18-11-2014 Article

June 15 marks the fourth Father's Day I'll spend without my dad. He died in January 2011, which means that, for me, the day most people get together to celebrate their fathers has become a poignant reminder that he is...

Shabangu spouts anti-feminist rhetoric, provides no roadmap to end gender-based violence

12-11-2014 Article

On Thursday 6 November the Ministry of Women in the Presidency held a meeting in Ekurhuleni to announce their plans for the international 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign. While civil society was invited...

2nd Menengage Global Symposium: "Gender equality can only be achieved if men and boys…

11-11-2014 Press Release

DELHI PRESS CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 11TH AT THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS CLUB New Delhi, 10 November, 2014: Global efforts to attain gender equality will remain unfulfilled unless men and boys become more fully engaged in the process, is one of the key...

2nd Global MenEngage Symposium Programme

10-11-2014 Sonke News

Sonke Gender Justice, Co-Chair of the MenEngage Alliance, presents a robust schedule of workshops, presentations, panels and conferences at the 2nd Global MenEngage Symposium in Delhi from November 10-14, 2014 To download the full programme, click here 

Latest Publications

Sonke’s One Man Can Campaign Supports Peacebuilding and Gender Equality in Sudan

Sonke’s One Man Can Campaign Supports Peacebuilding and Gend…

13-04-2014 Case Studies

Sonke developed and launched the One Man Can (OMC) Campaign and toolkit in 2006. The aim of the campaign is to support men and boys...

MenCare in Matzikama

MenCare in Matzikama

31-03-2014 Case Studies

Sonke and The Matzikama Men and Boys Network transform a rural community’s norms around gender, sex, and family In the northern areas of the Western Cape...

Digital Stories

21-02-2007 Digital Stories

Sonke works with many communities to use storytelling and digital media to help people tell their own stories around gender, violence, HIV and AIDS and...