Sonke in the News

Sign the petition: Namibia to recommit to Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) to tackle SGBV
23 Oct 20 / We are appalled and alarmed to hear that Namibia intends to not renew its signature to the East and Southern Africa Ministerial Commitment on Comprehensive …
MenEngage Liberia hold symposium to involve men and boys in the elimination of sexual based violence
2 Oct 20 / MenEngage Liberia has concluded a youth symposium aimed at galvanizing the participation of men and boys in the elimination of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) …
Liberia: Advocacy group condemns rise in rape, calls for concerted effort in combating it
8 Sep 20 / A pro-male advocacy group, MenEngage Liberia has strongly condemned the increasing wave of sexual violence, especially rape perpetrated against women and children in Liberia. The …
Gender equality: ‘MenEngage Togo’ opts for more dynamism to achieve its objectives
4 Jul 20 / ‘MenEngage Togo’ (MET) wants to improve its functioning and improve the level of communication between its member structures. A general assembly organized on July 2 …
General meeting of the MenEngage Togo network: review of activities carried out and prospects
3 Jul 20 / The various activities of the MenEngage Togo network (MET), carried out during the year (June 2019-June 2020), were reviewed and those of the next year …
Sexual reproductive health: Young MenEngage network well equipped in Kpalimé
27 Jun 20 / Young men from the MenEngage network completed Friday in Kpalimé (about 120 km north of Lomé), two days of training in “comprehensive sex education and …
22 African countries converge to promote gender equality
14 Feb 20 / This article was originally written for News Agency of Nigeria by Justina Auta Mr Hassan Sekajoolok, the Chairperson, MenEngage Africa (MEA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), …
Gender equality will stimulate development in Africa – Swedish Envoy
12 Feb 20 / This article was originally written for News Agency of Nigeria By Justina Auta Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Carl-Michael Grans, says gender equality is a means …
Cat-calling: a not so subtle symbol of rape culture
20 Aug 19 / This article was written for the Daily Maverick By Sandisiwe Shoba In South Africa, walking down the street is a nightmare for most women. Whether …
Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the move
31 Jul 19 / This article was originally written for The Conversation By Rebecca Walker and Jo Vearey Women are on the move throughout southern Africa. They move within …
How communities are addressing violence against women in South Africa
17 Jul 19 / This article was originally written for ABC News By Candace Smith Gender-based violence knows no borders, but in South Africa, femicide – the killing of …
Women are still facing battle for equal pay
29 Jun 19 / Women in South Africa are paid 19.4% less than men on hourly wages.
Togo : Le réseau MenEngage en assemblée générale élective
9 Jun 19 / « Travailler avec les hommes et les garçons pour l’égalité du genre », en abrégé MenEngage, la branche Togolaise de ce réseau (MenEngage Togo) a …
Rape and Consent
2 May 19 / This article was originally written for the Times of Swaziland By Mkwakha Indvodza Welcome to our weekly column on the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence …
‘No sex without fighting’ – tackling toxic masculinity in DR Congo
1 May 19 / The Democratic Republic of Congo has some of highest rates of sexual violence in the world. But a new approach is trying to tackle this …
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