Sonke in the News

Bid for equal benefits for adoptive, surrogate parents
17 Oct 16 / Kamini Padayachee reports on the Labour Law Amendment Bill, which aims to provide equal benefits to adoptive and surrogate parents.
ANCYL man faces activists after girlfriend dies
15 Oct 16 / The case has been marred with delays since its beginning – Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni reports for The Citizen.
Civil society calls for more media coverage of the Wisani case
22 Aug 16 / Publicise gender murder trial, urges civil society coalition group.
Making taxis safe for women
18 Aug 16 / Activists have partnered with taxi industry on national awareness campaign addressing harassment and gender-based violence towards women commuters.
Women, kids to get Safe Ride
16 Aug 16 / Gabi Falanga writes for IOL on a newly formed national campaign to keep female taxi commuters safe.
Men seeing themselves as full partners in care work
12 Aug 16 / Bayano Valy writes about the promise and challenge of getting men involved in care and household work.
Protest more than an anti-Zuma moment
12 Aug 16 / “I think it’s an exciting moment,” says Sonke Gender Justice’s Dean Peacock of the state of gender activism in SA.
Taxi drivers to steer campaign to protect women commuters
11 Aug 16 / Cape Talk’s Omogolo Taunyane reports on a new campaign which aims to make taxis safer for women.
Swaziland and HIV: Redrawing what it means to be a man
10 Aug 16 / Hannah McNeish of Al Jazeera reports on how negative male stereotypes are worsening the spread of HIV in Swaziland.
Khwezi enjoyed it – the words that haunt Malema
9 Aug 16 / EFF leader said Khwezi had a ‘nice time’ with the president, and was taken to the Equality Court in 2009.
‘I am Lilian Ngoyi’ Sonke’s Nonhlanhla Skosana on being inspired by the struggle activist
9 Aug 16 / Nonhlanhla Skosana explains the need to educate men and boys on GBV in an article published by The Star.
Women share their inspiring life stories
9 Aug 16 / Women’s Day special feature published in the Pretoria News shares the stories of some of South Africa’s most inspirational women.
Women’s Day: No let up in gender disparity
9 Aug 16 / Sonke’s Dean Peacock comments in the Cape Times’ front page report on Women’s Day.
‘State has no plan to end abuse in families’
9 Aug 16 / “There is no concrete plan from government on how to combat violence against women and children,” says Sonke’s Patrick Godana
‘It was the right time to protest about rape’
8 Aug 16 / Sonke’s Bafana Khumalo comments on #RememberKhwezi protest

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