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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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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

Sonke's Patrick Godana speaks out in Eyewitness News (EWN) against the reported attack of …

19-10-2014 Blog

The perpetrator thought she was a sexworker. Godana says the attack was "unacceptable whether the woman was a sex worker or not".

Nigeria's government reaches deal to finally bring back our girls

19-10-2014 Blog

If Boko Haram really releases them, it is welcome news, but we can only imagine the turmoil and trauma the girls have been through over the last six months: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/17/nigeria-hope-kidnapped-schoolgirls-rise-ceasefire-reported-boko-haram

As the murder case of David Olyn continues in Ceres, activists ask if police are respondin…

15-10-2014 Press Release

October 15, 2014 - For Immediate Release Sonke Gender Justice, the Witzenburg Rural Development Centre, other civil society organisations, and the gay and lesbian community in Ceres will once again make themselves seen and heard outside the Ceres Magistrate Court this...

Oscar Pistorius' conviction is the exception with regard to female homicides in SA

13-10-2014 Blog

Considering only 37% of intimate partner female homicides in South Africa lead to conviction, Oscar Pistorius facing sentencing today is in the minority of killers of women in SA.

Latest Publications

If the human cost won't, will the financial cost make govern…

10-10-2014 Articles

Every year in South Africa, an estimated more than one million rapes occur; every year in South Africa, more than a thousand women are killed...

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...