Articles & Opinion

Aloys Mahwa
28 Aug 17
  • Together for Girls

In order to break the cycle, we need to engage men and boys. Nowhere is this more clear than in the DRC, where brutality and sexual violence have earned eastern DRC the title, ‘capital of rape.’

25 Aug 17
  • Gadeeja Abbas

A young girl is forced to undergo FGM before she’s married to an older man, another succumbs to peer pressure and bleeds for days after the brutal ritual.

No Hate
25 Aug 17
  • Ariane Nevin

Ariane Nevin explores the subtle ways in which societal oppression is conveyed through language.

17 Aug 17
  • Marlise Richter

“Not any of the protective psychological barriers that I usually put up to help me believe ‘It won’t happen to me’ worked this time around.”

Jon Hopkins
14 Aug 17
  • Jonathan Hopkins
  • Dean Peacock

In 2016, 60% of women of 15 years or older living with HIV were on treatment. Less than half their male peers could say the same.

World Refugee Day
20 Jun 17
  • Emery Jenson

World Refugee Day is an important time to remember the challenges that refugees in South Africa face. But it is also a time to reflect on the work being done to facilitate social cohesion, creating opportunities for refugees and South Africans to share, laugh, listen – and ultimately, to live together.

18 Jun 17
  • Wessel Van Den Berg

What will it take to get dads more involved in childcare asks Wessel van den Berg on Fathers Day – as he draws hope from a landmark bill in the parliamentary pipeline.

Itumeleng Komanyane
31 May 17
  • Itumeleng Komanyane

Komanyane attended the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Sex Work
29 May 17
  • Marlise Richter

I am writing to you now that my fingers can type again after feeling numb with disbelief at the South African Law Reform Commission’s recommendations released just before the weekend.

Human Rights March
17 May 17
  • Angelica Pino

An insider’s feminist view on Sonke Gender Justice – Can a “men’s organisation” become an inclusive organisation implementing the strategy of engaging men and boys for gender equality?

16 May 17
  • Nonhlanhla Skosana
  • Thabang Pooe

Patrick Wisani’s sentencing to 20 years in prison is little consolation for the loss of the life of a young woman – and the protracted case has only served to highlight the failures of a system in protecting women against GBV in South Africa.

Project Dignity
15 Mar 17
  • David Snetselaar

Many young women in SA cannot afford to buy sanitary pads and their schooling suffers as a result. Project Dignity, with the help of Sonke Gender Justice, is offering an alternative that will keep them comfortable, safe – and in school.

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