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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.
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Sonke announces Women's Month
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Latest Sonke News

Judge Masipa Requires Utmost Respect

19-09-2014 Press Release

18 September 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We, the undersigned, wish to express our concern at what we believe are unwarranted personal attacks against Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Sonke Gender Justice celebrates a guilty murder verdict in a system that more often that n…

18-09-2014 Press Release

September 18, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) celebrates the verdict of guilty for murder handed down by the Butterworth Magistrate Court in the Eastern Cape on September 11 against Nkosinam Xabadiya for the domestic violence murder of...

Female condoms - What have men got to do with it?

17-09-2014 Opinion Pieces

Sonke's Tian Johnson and Bafana Khumalo reflect in the Mail & Guardian on men's role in negotiating safe sex. http://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-16-female-condoms-what-have-men-got-to-do-with-it

The Oscar Pistorius trial reminds us that too many women die at the hands of their intimat…

10-09-2014 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 As the Oscar Pistorius trial for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp draws to a close, it is important to note that on average, three women are killed by an "intimate partner" (former or current)...

Latest Publications

Female condoms - What have men got to do with it?

17-09-2014 Articles

September 16 is Global Female Condom Day. All across the world, activists, policy-makers and those working at the frontlines of HIV prevention will be celebrating...

Champion of Fatherhood

27-08-2014 Articles

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...

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...