Sonke Newsletter 10

Paying attention to men’s use of HIV services critical to success of SA’s new 2012-2016 NSP
  • Mbulelo Dyasi
  • Desmond Lesejane
  • Hayley Thomson-de Boor
  • Dean Peacock
22 Nov 11

December 1, 2011 is an enormously significant date for all South Africans. On that day, World AIDS Day, the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) will launch the new and finalized 2012-2016 National Strategic Plan for HIV, STIs and TB, which has …

Mogoeng Mogoeng: New ConCourt Follower
  • Londi Gamedze
4 Nov 11

On September 3 and 4, Sonke attended the hearing of the Chief Justice nominee, Mogoeng Mogoeng, before the JSC. We danced, we tweeted, we got angry, we got on TV making shocked faces, and we spent at least ten hours of our lives with South Africa’s new …

Launch of the MenCare campaign in South Africa
  • Wessel Van Den Berg
4 Nov 11

The South African MenCare campaign was launched in early August at the Nike Football for Hope Centre in Soweto. MenCare – A Global Fatherhood Campaign – is coordinated by Instituto Promundo, based in Rio de Janeiro and Washington DC, Sonke and the MenE …

One Man Can’s First Clinic in Gugulethu: Our Pride
  • Bridget Mnyulwa
4 Nov 11

Many studies show that men are under-represented in health services, including HIV services. Men get tested less than women. For instance, results from South Africa’s recent national HIV testing campaign reveal that men made up only 30% of the nearly 1 …

Men and Gender Equality: Between the Urgency and the Confusion
  • Angelica Pino
4 Nov 11

Dr Gary Barker’s Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture, University of Johannesburg – 10 August “In the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, there is a collection of manuscripts and folios written by and for midwives in 17th Century Elizabethan England …


Sonke Annual Report 2010/2011: Letter from the Chair of the Board
24 Nov 11

In the last year, Sonke has continued to grow, and its efforts to combat sexism and gender-based violence have deepened. There has been no clearer sign of the organisation’s commitment to a non-sexist South Africa, than its ground-breaking case against …

A More Social Sonke
4 Nov 11

The world is changing. Many of us lead parallel lives, one in our physical bodies, and one or more as digital entities. As resistant as many are to this phenomenon, it is very real and here to stay. Although we do not live physically on, for example, f …

Women’s day in Taung, North West province
4 Nov 11

This Women’s Month, August 2011, Sonke collaborated with various partners nationwide to celebrate the women in our lives and communities. Thami Nkosi, a One Man Can trainer on our community radio project, was invited to speak at a Women’s Day event hos …

Sonke goes to the 2011 National Women’s Conference
4 Nov 11

The Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities hosted a national women’s conference to mark the beginning of women’s month celebrations for 2011 under the theme Working Together for Equal Opportunities and Progress for All Women on the …

Public Health and Law
4 Nov 11

Last winter, I packed my bags and headed to Cape Town for a two‐month internship with Sonke Gender Justice. As a research assistant in the Policy, Research and Advocacy unit, I would be working under Emily Keehn, a UCLA Law School Graduate and recent C …

One Man Can goes to Bushbuckridge
4 Nov 11

For the next three years, Dumisani Rebombo, Sonke’s One Man Can Manager, will run a new One Man Can (OMC) project in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Bushbuckridge Local Municipality (LM), in the central lowveld, plays host to Wits Rural Facility …

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