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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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Latest Sonke News

Sneak preview - Thutuzeleka

26-11-2014 Sonke News

When fear grips a community, a bold plan is put into action. Daring detective Busi Ncube goes deep undercover to catch a serial rapist. The pressure is on, and danger closes in from all sides as the suspect list grows...

Nearly 1200 delegates from 94 countries descend on Delhi for 2nd Menengage Global Symposiu…

25-11-2014 Sonke News

Sonke, the Co-Chair of the MenEngage Alliance, celebrates a successful global symposium that was held earlier this month in Delhi. From November 10-13th, nearly 1200 delegates from 94 countries attended the 2nd Global MenEngage symposium and on November 14th, the...

Vital Voices Solidarity Award - Voices of solidarity

25-11-2014 Sonke News

Sonke is pleased to announce that our co-founder and Senior Programmes Specialist, Bafana Khumalo, will be recognised alongside U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, activist and celebrity athlete Donald McPherson, and actor Patrick Stewart for their leadership in pursuing a world...

16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

24-11-2014 Sonke News

See Sonke's calendar for 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children:

Latest Publications

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...

Patriarchy must be defrocked

04-11-2014 Article

A few weeks ago, Mary Ryan became the second South African woman to be ordained as a Catholic priest. The Catholic Church does not, of...