Articles & Opinion

Project Dignity
15 Mar 17
  • David Snetselaar

Many young women in SA cannot afford to buy sanitary pads and their schooling suffers as a result. Project Dignity, with the help of Sonke Gender Justice, is offering an alternative that will keep them comfortable, safe – and in school.

pollsmoor
13 Mar 17
  • Ariane Nevin

Ariane Nevin calls for further steps to be taken to mitigate the overcrowding of South Africa’s prisons.

Hate Speech
10 Mar 17
  • Zia Wasserman

Re-analysing hate speech as a product of socialisation.

Article Guilty Of Walking Home
8 Mar 17
  • Gadeeja Abbas

In the wake of the wave of xenophobic violence NGO Sonke Gender Justice tells the story of Lionnel Drench who fled the conflict in Congo Brazzaville.

Zuma
16 Feb 17
  • Marike Keller

Imagine if SONA actually was meaningful? By Marike Keller, Sonke Gender Justice.

Mining
8 Feb 17
  • Thabang Pooe

The most important people in mining will not be among the movers and shakers at the high-profile event this week.

19 Dec 16
  • Zia Wasserman

While it is important to acknowledge the very real and complex issues around the purchase and consumption of liquor, it is crucial to note the significant harms that are related to alcohol abuse.

Nonhlanhla_ValentinaNicol
14 Dec 16
  • Nonhlanhla Skosana

Nonhlanhla – Sonke’s CEM Unit manager – shares experiences from her youth that influenced her decision to become an activist.

sex-work
14 Dec 16
  • Zia Wasserman

Zoe Black, a Zimbabwean sex worker and activist living in Cape Town, shares her troubling experiences as a victim of crime.

pepfar
13 Dec 16
  • Marlise Richter

PEPFAR recipients document how the pledge limits sex workers’ access to health care and increases their vulnerability.

bono
6 Dec 16
  • Marlise Richter

Feminists around the world have mixed reactions to Bono’s “Women of the Year” award, presented to him by Glamour Magazine.

miners
25 Oct 16
  • Dean Peacock
  • Emily Nagisa Keehn

It is vital the court of appeal upholds a ruling that makes South Africa’s gold mining industry accountable to women whose husbands died from silicosis.

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