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Sonke's MenCare Global Coordinator Wessel van den Berg appears on The Expresso Show and talks about our new MenCare film The Gift of Fatherhood.

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.
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Latest Sonke News

Sonke at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia

21-07-2014 Sonke News

Please find attached the schedule of panels and events at which Sonke delegates will be presenting during the 20th International AIDS Conference (IAC) this week in Melbourne.

Sonke Gender Justice supports petition for 10 days paternity leave in South Africa

17-07-2014 Press Release

July 17, 2014 - For Immediate Release This month, Hendri Terblanche gave birth to an important petition, just eight months after his twin children were born prematurely. His petition, which seeks to provide new fathers with 10 days paternity leave, was...

Sonke Gender Justice welcomes the release of health activists and calls for a government i…

14-07-2014 Press Release

For Immediate Release – July 10, 2014 Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) welcomes the release of the 127 community healthcare workers and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists who were arrested during a vigil and peaceful sit-in at the head office of the...

Sonke Gender Justice welcomes Itumeleng Komanyane's appointment to UN Women's Eastern and …

23-06-2014 Sonke News

Sonke Gender Justice is pleased to announce that Itumeleng Komanyane, Sonke's International Programmes Network (IPN) Manager, has been selected as a member of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Civil Society Advisory Group to UN Women - the branch of...

Latest Publications

The Gift of Fatherhood

13-06-2014 Articles

  More than half of the children growing up in South Africa do so without a father present in the home. A confluence of history, poverty...

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...

Justice for Sandiswa

Justice for Sandiswa

09-04-2014 Articles

On December 10, 2013, Sandiswa Mhlawuli, a 27-year-old unmarried mother of two, was murdered. Several eye-witnesses say her ex-boyfriend Nkosinam Xabadiya (then 29-years-old) pulled her...

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...