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Africa Day 2015 VOX-POPS
State of the World’s Fathers: South Africans speak out
Featured Articles & Opinion
17 Jun 2015

Findings from the State of the World’s Fathers Report illustrate how inequality in the home creates a violent vicious cycle

8 Jun 2015

Members from various faiths gathered together at Sonke’s workshop to discuss how religion can contribute to gender-based violence

5 Jun 2015

How the overcrowded conditions of South Africa’s prisons contribute to the increased spread of disease and violence among prisoners

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1 Jul 2015 Press Releases

Civil society organisations voice their disappointment regarding government’s inaction against King Zwelithini for his potentially inciting comments ag…

30 Jun 2015 On Radio & TV

Patrick Godana, Sonke’s Government & Media Manager, discusses the high levels of gender-based violence in South Africa

30 Jun 2015 Sonke News

Read the pledge to address GBV from Sonke Gender Justice and partner organisations from South Africa and abroad

29 Jun 2015 Sonke News

Sonke is looking for a new coordinator for its Treatment as Prevention (TasP)/Tsima Programme. Read the job specifications here.

24 Jun 2015 Press Releases

Dorcas Nqanqali’s family and supporters celebrate the fact that her murderer received a just sentence from the Willovale Regional Court

23 Jun 2015 On Radio & TV

Sonke’s Child Rights and Positive Parenting portfolio manager Wessel van den Berg discusses the State of the World’s Fathers Report

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Hundreds of people took to the streets of Cape Town, Western Cape on February 25, as South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, prepared to address Parliament with his Budget Speech. Sonke and many of our partners (The GBV-NSP Campaign Partners) are calling on President Zuma to immediately commit the money and political will to the development of a comprehensive national strategic plan to address gender-based violence that will strengthen both prevention and response.
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Sonke and TAC apply to become 'friends of the court' in historic class action lawsuit

Sonke and TAC apply to become ‘friends of the court’ in historic class action lawsuit.

Sonke Newsletter 17

Sonke’s Newsletter 17 has arrived – Check it out!.

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COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Women's Health, Masculinities and Empowerment - Advocacy and Leadership Training.

Sonke Gender Justice and the University of California Global Health Institute’s Centre of Expertise on Women’s Health & Empowerment are partnering to offer you a new intensive, short course at the intersection of women’s health empowerment and male engagement.

Through interdisciplinary case studies and exercises, participants will learn how to build women’s empowerment and gender norms transformation into health programmes and advocacy activities to maximise their effectiveness. The course will be held in Nairobi, Kenya over two weeks, from 1 September 2015 – 16 September 2015.

For more details and the application process, please consult the attached ad.
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Sonke's Government and Media Liaison Specialist, Mbuyiselo Botha will be a guest on YFM today at 16:45pm discussing gender-based violence.

Here’s a link to listen online: http://tunein.com/radio/Y-FM-992-s25735/
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FEZILE'S STORY - Challenging established gender norms

Taught by his grandfather to obey traditional culture, Fezile grew up tending cattle and sheep, and spending all day on the veld. Now a young adult, he realises that a man is defined by the responsibilities he takes on in life, and he challenges strict gender roles by cooking and washing dishes for his family. Though his grandfather expresses disappointment, Fezile knows that he is becoming the man he wants to be.


When it comes to the duties of a man or a woman, many young people have different opinions from their elders. Some young people are under enormous pressure to choose what type of adult they will become. In viewing Feziles story, think about how parental pressures have a real impact on whether young people conform to traditional behaviours or create more balanced gender identities.
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