Beyond Fathers Day: Urgent action is needed to improve father involvement in South Africa

On Wednesday 22 June 2022, Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke), Centre for Analytics and Behaviour Change (CABC), Heartlines, and Innovation Edge (IE) will host a provoking dialogue about the urgency of increasing father involvement in child care in South Africa. These organizations are all working on improving fathers’ care for children in South Africa, and this […]

Policy dialogue on Disrupting the Status Quo: Promoting Children’s Rights Against Abuse

The Masiphephe Network stakeholders in Orlando, Alexandra, and Diepkloof will convene a policy dialogue on Promoting Children’s Rights Against Abuse. The dialogue will be held with the relevant government departments, civil society organisations, and the media to deliberate on improved practical approaches to ensuring children’s rights and protection from any form of child abuse and […]

Launch of Framework on the Engagement of Men and Boys and accompanying website

Male engagement in health and in the HIV response is critical. UNAIDS, WHO, UN Women, and Sonke Gender Justice are co-hosting a webinar to launch a framework for male engagement in Eastern and Southern Africa, accompanied by a website to share latest research, guidance and best practices on engaging men and boys and addressing harmful masculinities […]

CSW66: Addressing shifts in the world of work and care work

Sonke Gender Justice and MenEngage Africa are hosting two side-events at the 66th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66). The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will hold its sixty-sixth session from March 14 to 25, 2022. (CSW66). The theme of CSW66 is “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls […]

CSW66: Male engagement to address harmful norms and promote gender equality

Sonke Gender Justice and MenEngage Africa are hosting two side-events at the 66th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66). The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will hold its sixty-sixth session from March 14 to 25, 2022. (CSW66). The theme of CSW66 is “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls […]

Making Advocacy Work: A Discussion Between Policy Makers And Differently Abled Women

Sonke Gender Justice will host two high-level side events at the 21st Edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa(ICASA), in collaboration with MenEngage Africa and the Southern Africa AIDS Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS.  Join us on December 7, 2021, as we discuss Accelerating Service Uptake: Religious and Traditional Leaders’ Perspectives […]

Accelerating Service Uptake: Religious and Traditional Leaders’ Perspectives on Their Role in the HIV Response

Sonke Gender Justice will host two high-level side events at the 21st Edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa(ICASA), in collaboration with MenEngage Africa and the Southern Africa AIDS Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS.  Join us on December 7, 2021, as we discuss Accelerating Service Uptake: Religious and Traditional Leaders’ Perspectives […]

Online launch of the State of South Africa’s Fathers 2021 Report

Sonke Gender Justice cordially invites you to the online launch of the State of South Africa’s Fathers 2021 Report, in collaboration with the MenCare Global Fatherhood campaign, Stellenbosch University, and the Human Sciences Research Council (HRSC). The report details the findings of a one-of-a-kind survey conducted in South Africa. Register here to join us  Key […]

From toxic to transformative masculinity

Join Seth Naicker in conversation with Vusi Cebekhulu as he shares an open letter to his younger self on his role and his journey to end GBV, based on his faith in gender justice.