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Sonke Newsletter 14


On Being A Woman At Sonke
By
  • Sisonke Msimang
26 Sep 13

I joined Sonke two months ago on a part-time basis. It was a big shift for me. I went from running a large grant-making operation working across ten countries to working in a similar environment – but not being the boss. It was a decision I chose for a …

Men’s Low Use of HIV Services and High Mortality Rates
By
  • Hayley Thomson-de Boor
  • Bafana Khumalo
  • Dean Peacock
26 Sep 13

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi draws attention to the need to increase men’s uptake of testing and treatment services – goals from the NSP we must ensure are met! In South Africa, and in fact across the world, men are chronically underrepresented in HIV services, …

“So we are ATM fathers”: A study of absent fathers in Johannesburg
By
  • Mazembo Mavungu
  • Hayley Thomson-de Boor
26 Sep 13

The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) and Sonke Gender Justice set out to speak to fathers who are not living with their children, have little contact with them and/or seldom provide them with money. The research project did not seek to pr …

Systemic Reforms to Address Sexual Abuse of Inmates Successfully Adopted
By
  • Emily Nagisa Keehn
26 Sep 13

Conservative estimates suggest that 26.7% of inmates in South African prisons are HIV positive, well above the national average of 10%. Rape in prison is a common experience – half of all inmates surveyed by the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional S …

10 Reasons Why Sonke Supports the Decriminalisation of Sex Work in South Africa
By
  • Katy Hindle
  • Cherith Sanger
26 Sep 13

Earlier this year, the Commission for Gender Equality (“CGE”) came out in support of the decriminalization of sex work. Sonke staff was thrilled with this development because the CGE is an important institution. Their voice amplifies those of many othe …

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2013 MenCARE Global Meeting
26 Sep 13

The First Global Meeting of the MenCare Gender Equitable Fatherhood Campaign was held in Cape Town from the 10th to the 12th June 2013. This meeting brought MenCare partner organizations from all over the world together to Cape Town, during the week le …

MenEngage Africa Policy Report Series – Kenya Policy Report Launched
26 Sep 13

As many Sonke and MenEngage newsletter readers will know, Sonke, together with MenEngage Africa partners, has been working on a regional law and policy scan on engaging men. This mammoth undertaking targeted thirteen African countries with a view to as …

South Africa Policy Report on Engaging Men Completed
26 Sep 13

The MenEngage Africa Policy report Series is a set of policy advocacy tools to assist MenEngage partners in highlighting the need for male engagement to be prioritised at a policy level. The policy reports assess the extent to which national policies c …

Transformation of Judiciary
26 Sep 13

Sonke and the Democratic Rights and Governance Unit (DGRU) of University of Cape Town have embarked on an advocacy campaign to promote the participation of women in the judiciary. Given our work on gender-based violence, and the poor manner in which ju …

6th SA AIDS Conference – Durban 2013
26 Sep 13

Building on Successes: Integrating Systems It was emphasised that while great strides have been made in certain areas, such as PMTCT, treatment, medical male circumcision and testing, our response to the epidemic needs to be continually strengthened. T …

Exciting staff news at Sonke
26 Sep 13

Dean Peacock is an Ashoka Fellow Sonke is excited to announce the selection of Executive Director Dean Peacock to the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship. The Ashoka award is a prestigious award made to just 8 people in South Africa in 2013 and recognises le …

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