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Sonke Newsletter 13


Anything can happen in South Africa: Migrant and refugee women’s perceptions of safety
By
  • Kaisa Huhtela
26 Oct 12

How do anti-foreign sentiments affect female migrants’ and refugees’ perceptions of safety? Initial findings of a study that set out to answer this question found that female migrants and refugees in Cape Town feel unsafe not only because of pervasive …

I circumcised twice – who cares?
By
  • Sikhangele Mabulu
26 Oct 12

My name is Sikhangele Mabulu. I was born in Centane at Theko Kona Village in Eastern Cape. I now live in Kraaifontein in Cape Town. I was begotten by Mxolisi Mabulu and Nokhusile Mabulu. My father died in 2009, he was begotten by Jongile Mabulu and No …

Twists and turns in Traditional Courts Bill proceedings
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  • Staff Writer
1 Nov 12

The Traditional Courts Bill is a hotly contested piece of draft legislation that Sonke and its partners in the Alliance for Rural Democracy view as a threat to many of the values and principles enshrined in the South African Constitution – especially t …

Penises against patriarchy!
By
  • Londi Gamedze
26 Oct 12

In my capacity as a gender equality activist, I recently attended a conference titled Work/Force: masculinities in the South African media. Hosted by the Department of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town’s African Cin …

News


Sonke opens new global advocacy office in Geneva, Switzerland
26 Oct 12

In September 2012, Sonke established a small office in Geneva which will focus on global advocacy, fundraising and training of key international partners, including especially UN agencies and international NGOs. We have every expectation that this will …

One Man Can Beyond the Bars
1 Nov 12

In September this year, Sonke launched its first Community Action Team (CAT) consisting of ex-inmates – One Man Can Beyond the Bars. So far, five sessions have been held at the Gugulethu Wellness clinic, with around ten participants at each. Why an ex- …

Sonke partners with UNIVEN Radio and TVEP
26 Oct 12

A large part of Sonke’s work is community education and workshops, which give people the opportunity to engage on a personal level with the various issues we work on.  However, there are only so many people that one organisation can reach when engaging …

CGE Monitor wraps up 100 days campaign
2 Nov 12

Sonke and the CGE Monitor are finalising a report on the CGE’s performance in the first 100 days of the new commissioners in office. The CGE is an independent institution set up by the state to strengthen constitutional supremacy and guard democracy in …

Community perceptions of re-integrating ex-offenders
26 Oct 12

It was on the 18th of July 2012 and I was hosting the radio show that I present every Wednesday from 10 to 12 in the morning. The topic that day was re-integration of prisoners in their families and communities. I started as usual by introducing myself …

I never saw it coming… assaulted at the Bree Street Taxi Rank
26 Oct 12

It was Tuesday evening around 6pm; I left Braamfontein heading for the Bree Taxi rank to catch a taxi home. There are two routes to my home -Wilgeheuwel in Roodepoort, either via Clearwater Mall or Honeydew. If my husband doesn’t come to pick me up, I …

Sonke and UCT host first MenEngage Africa Training Initiative course
2 Nov 12

Sonke Gender Justice, the MenEngage Africa Network and the Women’s Health Research Unit of the University of Cape Town facilitated a groundbreaking ten day training course on Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa from 20-30 …

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