Lovers’ quarrel ends in murder of two sisters and a brother-in-law. Chris Ndaliso
and Nontuthuko Ngubane report.
Nokuthula Ntuli’s article in the New Age on an insensitive photo spread through social media that depicts a fake rape.
Article written by Nosipho Mngoma for The Star tells of the discrepancies in childcare that perpetuate biased gender perceptions.
Aphiwe Boyce of the Sandton Chronicle questions the validity of statistics measuring sexual crime levels in South Africa.
Faith Carter reports on the horrendous conditions suffered by inmates at Pollsmoor in the Constantiaberg Bulletin.
Kathleen Morrissey of The Star writes about Sonke and TAC’s protest in support of silicosis-stricken miners.
Business Day article by Karl Gernetzky and Penelope Mashego on Wednesday’s anti-corruption march in Pretoria and Cape Town.
Informative article from the Westlander regarding Sonke and Save the Children’s work to positively influence teachers’ mindsets.
Kate Wilkinson unpacks the fallacious thinking behind arguments claiming that a child is raped every three minutes in SA.
The presidency has received a report outlining gender biases within South Africa’s adjudicating bodies.
Gabi Falanga reports on the outcome of Patrick Wisani’s bail hearing.
Points from Sonke and partners’ groundbreaking SOWF report quoted in The Guardian.
In today’s Mail & Guardian, Sonke’s Emily Keehn, Czerina Patel and Lawyers For Human Rights‘ Clare Ballard write about the oppressive and disease-inducing conditions subjected upon awaiting trial detainees at Pollsmoor Prison’s severely overcrowded remand facilities: Comment: Overcrowded jails deadly, inhumane Open Society Foundations The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa Bhekisisa
The Mail & Guardian has published an article on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in which they quote Sonke’s Advocacy and Accountability Programmes Director, Vuyiseka Dubula: “…[S]exual rights of women are compromised in relationships where women do not have power to negotiate safe sex particularly when it comes to prevention of HIV transmission.” ‘Once he says he […]
Beeld references Sonke (and our partners’) call to the South African government to stop stigmatising foreign nationals and to end Operation Fiela.
Die Burger references Sonke (and our partners’) call to the South African government to stop stigmatising foreign nationals and to end Operation Fiela.
Sonke Gender Justice, Just Detention International & NICRO are partnered to increase public awareness around prisoner rape. In the Mail & Guardian today, three brave men who went through a digital story-telling process with us speak out about rape in prisons.
The Mail and Guardian extensively discusses Sonke (and our partners’) comments calling on the South African government to stop stigmatising foreign nationals and to end Operation Fiela. http://mg.co.za/article/2015-05-14-operation-fiela-set-to-stay-says-cabinet
Almost 300 people, the majority of them men and boys, have turned up to attend a community public meeting held to promote the rights of women and children in Tarime district, Mara region. The meeting, which was held at Serengeti ground in Tarime town, was organized by Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF), a non-governmental organization, through […]
What happened to feminism in South Africa? Sisonke Msimang, a Policy Development and Advocacy consultant for Sonke Gender Justice speaks on the issue in this article in this week’s Mail & Guardian. The bokkie stops here: Let’s make feminism fashionable again mg.co.za The fight for women’s rights has too often been stigmatised and ignored in […]
Sonke’s Dean Peacock and Emily Nagisa Keehn and the Treatment Action Campaign’s Anele Yawa write in the Mail & Guardian about mine workers afflicted with silicosis and/or TB launching a historic class action lawsuit for compensation.
Gender-based violence can be tackled at its roots by fathers taking an active role in caring for their children, writes Sonke’s Wessel van den Berg in the Mail & Guardian today.
A memorandum sent to Women Minister Susan Shabangu, signed by Sonke and a coalition of civil organisations, urging Minister Shabangu to implement a fully-funded National Strategic Plan for Gender-Based Violence, made headlines in Business Day last week. Read the full press release here: Patriarchy Revisited More than 35 organisations and thousands of South Africans participated […]
Sonke’s Bongani Kona writes in the City Press about how reporting on the rape and murder of nine year old Queen was emotionally wrenching and also helped him reconnect with the problem of overwhelming sexual violence and violence against women and children in South Africa. Read the full article here: http://www.citypress.co.za/columnists/something-inside-suddenly-gave-way/