Sonke Newsletter 3

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SANAC Men’s Sector Foreword
25 Feb 13

This is the first edition of South African National AIDS Council Men’s Sector Newsletter for 2013. It is also the first edition to be published since my election as National Chairperson of the SANAC Men’s Sector. I would like firstly to thank all those …

No-one is above the law: Equality Court action against Julius Malema
25 Aug 09

“No one in this country is untouchable or above the law, and that includes you, Mr Malema” – Mbuyiselo BothaRecently, Sonke has stimulated immense media coverage around gender issues through its court action against Julius Malema, President of the ANC …

Update on the Men’s Sector Conference
25 Feb 13

The SANAC Men’s sector represents organisations and other bodies that work with men and/or run programmes focusing on men in the area of Health and Social Upliftment. The sector supports initiatives that address the role of men in combating the spread …

Pledge your commitment: Be a Brother for Life
25 Aug 09

Brothers for Life is a national initiative by Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA), Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke), South African National Aids Council (SANAC) and other key stakeholders aimed at addressing the risks associated wit …

SANAC on-the-go
25 Feb 13

When Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe launched the new South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) governance structures during an epoch-making plenary held in KwaZulu-Natal in September 2012, it was made clear that the whole country is united in the …

Local, foreign, young, old: everyone speaks street soccer
25 Aug 09

“Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. Sport can create hope where there was once only despair. It breaks down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.” …

A decisive response to Gender based Violence: a perspective from the Men’s sector
25 Feb 13

South Africa has the highest rates of rape reported to the police anywhere in the world. In 2012, the number of rapes documented by the police rose to over 64 000 – or 175 per day. These figures are believed to be a considerable underestimate of the tr …

MRC study: 28% of men admit to rape
25 Aug 09

In early June 2009, the Medical Research Council (MRC) released research detailing the extraordinarily high levels of gender violence in South Africa. The study into violence and HIV found that 28% of the men surveyed in the Eastern Cape admitted to ha …

Brothers For Life Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) Social Mobilisation and Summer Campaign
25 Feb 13

Introduction Brothers For Life, the national men’s campaign, is being undertaken in partnership with SANAC: Men’s Sector and the Department of Health, USAID/PEPFAR, Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa and Sonke Gender Justice to drive de …

Sonke’s Board of Directors
25 Aug 09

Over the past three years, the Sonke Board has played a pivotal role in providing direction and oversight for the organisation. Their combined knowledge and experience has helped Sonke stay true to its objectives and grow in a sustainable manner. The b …

Empower Women by Affirming Men to Win Fight Against Gender Violence and HIV, says Deputy Minister
25 Feb 13

The battle to stop violence against women can be won when men respect the dignity of themselves and others, said Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane Zulu, Deputy Minister for Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities, on Friday 23rd November 2012, …

Staff Updates
25 Aug 09

Congratulations to staff member Thami Nkosi, and board member Thoko Budaza for being placed on the Mail and Guardians top 300 young people to take to lunch. Welcome Desmond Lesejane, Orly Stern, Juliana Davids, Sikhangele Mabulu, Arison Mahureva & …

Eastern Cape men doing their part in HIV testing
25 Feb 13

A large number of men from villages around the Chris Hani District, especially in Cala in the Eastern Cape, know their HIV statuses following the province’s recent Men’s Sector HIV Counselling and Testing Campaign at the Cala Indoor Sports Centre. HIV …

Men’s Dialogue on Moral Regeneration: Socialisation of a Boy Child
25 Feb 13

The office of the Mayor at Msunduzi Municipality in partnership with Men for Change and Moral Regeneration office (National) held a Men’s Dialogue to try to address the social ills that are prevalent in our communities. The Men’s dialogue was held on t …

International Men’s Day 2012 hosted by Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in East London
25 Feb 13

Hundreds of men marched down East London’s Oxford Street in a public display of honouring of all men in the world. The march was organised by the City together with Eastern Cape Aids Council (ECAC), South African National Men’s Sector, and Brothers for …

Farewell to former Limpopo Provincial Men’s Sector Chairperson: A Tribute to our Dear Leader
25 Feb 13

Percy Malose Boroto: former Limpopo Provincial Men’s Sector Chairperson Comrade Boroto was a selfless, fearless, disciplined who believed men can also play a role in ending violence against women in South Africa. He would go against the grain in an eff …

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