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Sonke Newsletter 5


Migrant boys make themselves heard
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  • Staff Writer
21 Apr 10

Sonke has worked with migrant boys living in Musina, Limpopo to produce a series of storytelling posters highlighting pressing issues in their community. Using the PhotoVoice methodology, the project encourages boys to use photography and writings to d …

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Sonke at the 2010 UN Commission on the Status of Women
28 Apr 10

This year, Sonke (represented by Dean Peacock and Bafana Khumalo) again participated in the United Nations 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held from 1-12 March 2010, in New York. From the launch of our report on SA’s progres …

“My mindset changed and I am a freed man”
21 Apr 10

Sonke is grateful for the wonderful team of interns, volunteers and project partners who build our capacity and add value to our work on an ongoing basis. Too often we don’t take the time to stop and reflect on what motivates these passionate people to …

Building branches, serving communities
21 Apr 10

Over time, Sonke has become increasingly aware of the need to sustain a presence in communities after particular projects or initiatives have been completed. It was with this in mind that we started our first One Man Can branch in Khayelitsha last year …

Do men have a role to play in TOP?
21 Apr 10

It is never easy to talk about termination of pregnancy (TOP) as many people have strong moral objections to it. This widespread disapproval, along with misconceptions, misinformation and fear of stigma and discrimination lead many women to having back …

Women as peace-building actors
21 Apr 10

Micheline Minani Muzaneza is one of the peer educators involved in Sonke’s Refugee Health and Rights project. A refugee from Burundi, Micheline is a member of the African network of women peace activists. Recently she was asked to participate in a very …

Refugee health and rights update
21 Apr 10

Sonke’s Refugee Health and Rights project is actively working with refugees and migrants in and around Johannesburg and Cape Town to provide information and support on HIV and gender. Although the project has a relatively small staff component and budg …

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