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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 Newsletter 16

Latest Sonke News

Holiday Greetings from Sonke

15-12-2014 Sonke News

Thank you for your support of, and contributions to our work. We wish you and your loved ones a restful and joyful holiday season, with health and happiness through the year ahead!

Sonke and partner awarded DFID innovation grant

11-12-2014 Press Release

Sonke Gender Justice welcomes news that we and our partner, the Wits School of Public Health, have just been awarded one of the Innovation Grants from the DFID*-funded "What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls" global research and...

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - Decriminalise sex work and stop th…

10-12-2014 Press Release

Today, sex workers and sex worker advocates commemorate the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers. In provinces around the country, sex workers and community activists will gather to pay tribute to their many colleagues who have been subjected...

Minister Shabangu closes 16 Days of Activism with leaders of industry at Sandton breakfast…

09-12-2014 Press Release

Tomorrow marks the end of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children and is also International Human Rights Day. Over the last 16 days, thousands of South Africans have marched in mobilisations held across the country and...

Latest Publications

A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence

09-12-2014 Article

I heard a familiar complaint from a new father recently: 'My baby's asleep when I leave in the morning and by the time I get...

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...

Shabangu spouts anti-feminist rhetoric, provides no roadmap …

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...

Killing inmates softy: HIV treatment dsyfunction in prisons

06-11-2014 Article

There is slow, indirect violence that is killing South African inmates in droves. Last year alone, 652 inmates died in what were categorised as "natural...