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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 and other organisations call on government to join Eastern Cape MEC of Social Develo…

21-08-2014 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 20 August 2014 Statement issued by SWEAT, Sisonke, Sonke Gender Justice, Women's Legal Centre and TB/HIV Care Association

Sonke and members of the Delft community march against violence, remembering 9 year old Qu…

13-08-2014 Blog

Yesterday, Sonke Gender Justice and members of the Delft community marched in solidarity against the violence inflicted on the women and children of Delft. As the march neared the part of Delft where nine -year old Queen was raped and...

Sonke staff travel to Dutywa in the Eastern Cape to join community members in advocating a…

13-08-2014 Blog

Sonke's Policy & Advocacy Director, Vuyiseka Dubula; MenCare Government & Media Manager, Patrick Godana;Senior MenCare trainer, Leo Mbobi; and One Man Can Trainer, Mzwakhe Khumalo, are in the Eastern Cape again, following up on a murder case that we've been...

Sonke's Executive Director to speak at UCT on August 19th – "Undoing Masculinity…

12-08-2014 Sonke News

Sonke Gender Justice's Executive Director, Dean Peacock, will be speaking on a panel, together with Sikhumbuzo Mngadi and Thando Mgqolozana at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday, August 19th from 1pm - 2:30pm.

Latest Publications

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...

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...