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Itumeleng Komanyane, Sonke’s International Programmes & Network Manager and Co-Chair to the Eastern and Southern Africa regional advisory group of UN Women, with the African Queens and Women Cultural Leaders Network (AQWCLN) at a meeting on Gender Equality in Nairobi. Countries represented included: Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, and South Sudan.
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Sonke News 26 Feb 2015

Sonke supports United Front’s call to the South African government that the 2015/2016 budget should reflect the needs of the people, and that the budget also funds a National Strategic Plan to end gender-based violence. Here is their memorandum of peop …

Press Releases 26 Feb 2015

Sonke is co-founder and co-coordinator of the Detention Justice Forum, a civil society coalition that promotes and protects the rights and well-being of detainees in South Africa. This press statement is released after the Forum’s annual general meetin …

Press Releases 20 Feb 2015

Sonke Gender Justice, AIDS Accountability International and Grass Root Soccer, strongly condemn the efforts of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL), the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) and the Free St …

Press Releases 20 Feb 2015

                 SANAC Men’s Sector Media Statement – For Immediate Release February 20, 2015 HANDS OFF The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) We are appalled at the call of the ANC in the Free State for the de-registration of the Treatment Action Ca …

Press Releases 19 Feb 2015

GBV National Strategic Plan (NSP) Campaign Partners Media Statement Just three weeks before governments around the world gather in New York to review progress on the Beijing Platform for Action, South Africa’s Ministry of Women hosted a meeting in Kemp …

Blog 16 Feb 2015

The problem of gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV) cuts across class, religion, geographical location, race and ethnicity. All over the world, there are numerous campaigns, projects and programmes that strive to bring about gender justice …

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Sexworkers and alternative/inclusive pride activists join the gay pride march in Cape Town calling for diversity to be respected and South Africa's many cultures, races and backgrounds to be included in the annual pride parade; Pictured here outside the Sonke office on Adderley street. Photos from Lucinda van den Heever

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In recognition of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month, several states make a final push to educate teens and young adults about dating violence. Supervising Attorney for “Da...

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As South Africa's Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, readies to address Parliament with his Budget Speech, hundreds are on the streets in Cape Town today, marching to Parliament, demanding a budget that puts the "people's needs" first.

The march, organised by the United Front, had several key messages, such as "People Before Profits", and calls for a "National Strategic Plan to End Gender-Based Violence" in South Africa.

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.

Join our call for an #NSPNOW:
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