Sonke in the News

A safer ride home
8 Aug 16 / Safe Ride is a new initiative to protect vulnerable women commuters in South Africa
Mining companies can appeal TB ruling
26 Jun 16 / Judgment may limit scale of claims in class action suit – Lutho Mtongana reports in The Sunday Times.
Young fathers show enthusiasm to be part of their children’s lives
21 Jun 16 / Francesca Villette of IOL reports on the efficacy of the MenCare+ gender equality workshops.
Combating Violence Against Women in South Africa
14 Jun 16 / NewsDeeply reports on Sonke’s efforts to combat the strikingly widespread occurrence of gender-based violence in SA.
More than laws needed to change hateful attitudes
10 Jun 16 / Outside of legislative channels, civil society is also combating homophobia in various ways – GroundUp reports.
Hopes and worries about hate crime legislation
9 Jun 16 / Will new laws help curb the threat of violence against people because of their sexual orientation in South Africa?
From soccer to succour
19 May 16 / How the world’s richest are reaching out to Africa’s children – Yonela Mgwali reports on CNBC Africa.
How South Africa could become the first African country to decriminalise sex work
19 May 16 / Cathi Albertyn writes in Newsweek on possible reformations to be made to the Sexual Offences Act.
Sonke Gender Justice hails silicosis ruling
17 May 16 / SABC News reports on the Johannesburg High Court’s ruling in the historic silicosis class action lawsuit.
Gender justice: “We need to believe in the miracle of change”
16 May 16 / Religious leaders from ten countries are working together to overcome barriers limiting churches’ responses to gender-based violence.
Dying for gold: South Africa’s biggest ever class action lawsuit gets go ahead
13 May 16 / David McKenzie of reports on the fate of the miners’ historic class action suit.
Mine bosses must cough up
4 Apr 16 / CEOs know that they owe sick victims money, but are buying time while mine workers die, write Meeran and Mbuyisa.
Abused man killed with boiling oil
17 Mar 16 / Sibongile Mashaba of The Sowetan reports on the death of Nkosiyethu Joe Fumba, who was killed by his abusive wife.
A tale of two teen murders
10 Mar 16 / Discrepancies in the murder cases of Franziska Blöchliger and Sinoxolo Mafevuka reveal stark imbalances in SA’s justice system.
Health Department to release sex work plan on Friday
9 Mar 16 / Information secured by GroundUp indicates that the new plan is unlikely to include provisions to decriminalise the trade.

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