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Sonke Newsletter 16


Celebrate Global Female Condom Day
By
  • Nokhwezi Hoboyi
16 Sep 14

Testimony to the female condom as a tool of both female empowerment and sexual stimulation.

Killing inmates softly: HIV treatment dysfunction in prisons
By
Staff Writer
6 Nov 14

Sonke’s Policy and Development Advocacy Specialist discusses the dangers of inconsistently treating HIV positive inmates.

Paternity leave and maintenance go hand in hand
By
  • Wessel Van Den Berg
  • Dean Peacock
25 Jul 14

How state-recognised paternity leave would improve quality of life for the whole family.

Positive Discipline and a ban on corporal punishment will help stop cycles of violence
By
  • Carol Bower
10 Jun 14

On a daily basis, newspapers across the country tell story after story of the horrors perpetrated against children: from the parents of a seven-week-old baby inflicting upon their baby three broken ribs, a fractured knee and brain injuries, to a man ar …

Something inside suddenly gave way
By
  • Bongani Kana
4 Sep 14

A freelance writer describes the pain of reporting on the horrors of gender-based violence.

The biggest threat to South Africa’s economy that the Zuma administration doesn’t want to deal with
By
  • Katie Bollbach
  • Mbuyiselo Botha
8 Oct 14

An outline of how gender-based violence damages the national economy, and why the Zuma administration doesn’t act against it.

The dad who was really there
By
  • Tanya Charles
18 Nov 14

One girl’s reflections on the loss of her loving father vis-a-vis the typical idea of fatherhood held by society.

Female condoms – What have men got to do with it?
By
  • Tian Johnson
17 Sep 14

Important points regarding how the introduction of female condoms needs to be met with widespread attitude changes from men.

Videos


MenCare South Africa – The Gift of Fatherhood

Fatherhood is a gift to children, but it’s also a gift to dads. In Khayelitsha, Themba inspires his younger brother, Andrew, who is about to become a father. For more information, please visit MenCare here.

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News


16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children
24 Nov 14

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

Vital Voices Solidarity Award
25 Nov 14

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 leadersh …

Nearly 1200 delegates from 94 countries descend on Delhi for 2nd Menengage Global Symposium
25 Nov 14

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 Novembe …

Sneak preview – Thuthuzeleka
26 Nov 14

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. Busi must find the culprit, befor …

2014 Child Gauge Report tells the story of the South African Child
20 Jan 15

Sonke is pleased to announce the launch of the ninth South African Child Gauge report which is published annually by the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town and which monitors progress towards realising children’s rights. The 2014 repor …

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