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Sonke Newsletter 9


Sonke welcomes Julius Malema’s apology but…
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  • Staff Writer
5 Jul 11

In March 2010, the Equality Court found Julius Malema guilty of hate speech and discrimination in a case brought by Sonke and ordered Mr Malema to apologise for statements he had made regarding Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser (and rape survivors in general) …

Taxis open their doors to OMC
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  • Londi Gamedze
  • Nelisiwe Ohajunwa
13 Jul 11

It is widely accepted that taxi drivers and rank marshals in many South African communities – who are mostly men – don’t have the best reputation when it comes to dignified treatment of women. They are, to some, notorious for sexual harassment and enga …

“Can’t Just Fold Your Arms”: A documentary on Sonke’s work to mobilise men for gender justice
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  • Staff Writer
1 Jul 11

By William Nessen Can’t Just Fold Your Arms is an inspiring story of moral commitment, a striking portrait of the country today, and a necessary warts-and-all look at the reality of ‘engaging’ men for women’s rights and gender transformation.  The film …

Let’s End it Now Launch: Stopping Sexual Violence in Correctional Centres
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  • Cynthia Totten
  • Tapiwa Manyati
24 Jun 11

On Friday, 13 May 2011, the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI), the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and the Sonke Gender Justice co-sponsored a publication launch and roundtable discussion on the Prevention and Er …

One Man Can partners with community radio stations and local government
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  • Londi Gamedze
5 Jul 11

Community radio stations (CRSs) are local radio stations that are run by and serve their communities. For many South Africans, CRSs are vital media for accessing information and news, particularly about their local and surrounding areas. People in rura …

When locking them up and throwing the key away is the easy answer… but should not be the only one
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  • Dean Peacock
  • Angelica Pino
24 Jun 11

After years of deliberation, the Umlazi Regional Court has passed judgement in the Umlazi T section case that caused outrage in the country few years ago. In 2007 Zandile Mpanza was assaulted and made to walk naked in public in Umlazi’s T section for d …

Gender and HIV and AIDS – The neglected issues in the local government elections
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  • Mbuyiselo Botha
  • Hayley Thomson-de Boor
24 Jun 11

The local government elections have come and gone. Many promises, pledges and commitments were made. However, very few political parties made clear how they plan to address two major problems in South Africa: gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV and AID …

Active participation is key in advancing human rights work
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  • Staff Writer
5 Jul 11

Tapiwa Manyati, one of Sonke’s young activists, recently visited London to participate in the Active Participation conference hosted by Amnesty International where he shared his experiences about using digital stories as a mechanism for including the a …

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Sonke participates in the 5TH SA AIDS Conference
5 Jul 11

From 7 – 10 June 2011, Sonke participated in the country’s bi-annual HIV conference, SA AIDS 2011, held in Durban. The conference attracted activists, academics, medical practitioners, human rights lawyers and advocates from South Africa, the region an …

New Sonke and World Health Organization training module on Gender Equality and Health Equity
1 Jul 11

By Tim Shand & Hayley Thomson Sonke’s Policy, Advocacy and Research Unit and the World Health Organization’s Department of Women, Gender and Health recently developed a training module on Engaging Men and Boys in achieving Gender Equality and Healt …

MenEngage Africa Network Regional Organisational Capacity Audit
5 Jul 11

In June 2011, Sonke published the MenEngage Africa Network Regional Organisational Capacity Audit report. The audit contains findings that will inform future capacity building interventions across the MenEngage Africa Network to promote work with men a …

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