Designed to establish a core group of advocates within Sonke to support SRHR transformative work, such as the provision of children’s Comprehensive Sexuality Education Master Training, the SRHR Working Group works to strengthen cross-unit collaborations and functions as a sounding board for the portfolio’s work. Since its inception, the SRHR Working Group has organised a series of internal capacity building trainings for staff, such as trainings on sexual pleasure, how to engage religious leaders on sexuality and health, a people-centred approach to reaching children with comprehensive sexuality education and gender integration in family planning conducted by USAID and Advancing Partners and Communities (APC).

Internal capacity building around SRHR is a key area of this work, and while strategic plans and programmatic development are critical, foundational to these efforts is ensuring that Sonke staff have a strong grounding in SRHR that applies not just to their work or to the organisation, but to them as individuals, partners, and clients.