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How effective is the One Man Can campaign?
16 Mar 09

This was the question that researchers set out to answer in early 2009. The research team contacted a random sample of men and women who had participated in One Man Can training in Limpopo, KZN and Eastern Cape. In total, they spoke to 181 people, who …

PhotoVoice: the community through its children’s eyes
6 Apr 09

Disposable cameras, lots of energy, and important new insights: Sonke’s PhotoVoice project opens communication channels in Nkandla and Mhlontlo.

Sonke condemns politicians’ sexist statements
6 Apr 09

Recent statements by politicians Julius Malema and Tokyo Sexwale undermine gender transformation in South Africa. Sonke has lodged complaints against these two high-profile individuals in the Equality Court. Julius Malema In early January, ANC Youth Le …

Community protests alleged child molester released on bail
6 Apr 09

“No Bail”, “We Demand Justice”, “There are no excuses for child abuse” On Thursday, 19 February 2009, Sonke joined the Nyanga community in protesting against the court’s decision to release on bail a Nyanga drama teacher accused of sexually abusing and …

Sonke participates in a number of landmark global conferences
7 Apr 09

In order for Sonke’s work to have an increasing and ongoing effect, there needs to be a supportive national and global environment in which the importance of involving men and boys in gender equality work is recognised. To this end, Sonke takes an acti …

Brothers For Life Turns Two
5 Dec 11

It was two years ago when the late Dr. Molefi Sefularo, then Deputy Minister of Health, launched the Brothers For Life Campaign in front of 10 000 people in KwaMashu, Durban. Dr. Sefularo challenged this initiative to address issues that go beyond indi …

SANAC Progress Report
5 Dec 11

Our first Men’s Sector newsletter reported on two progressive Men’s Sector districts in South Africa – Sekhukhune, in Limpopo province, and OR Tambo District in the Eastern Cape. Recently OR Tambo district hosted Eastern Cape Men’s Prayer Event which w …

Brothers For Life Radio Talk Shows
5 Dec 11

In partnership with Brothers for Life, SABC Education is currently broadcasting a 26-part interactive talk show series dealing with the advancement of family health. Using the Brothers for Life messaging and positive approach, the show focuses on men’s …

The National Strategic Plan must recognise Medical Male Circumcision in all Provinces
5 Dec 11

Know your Male Circumcision Facts! The SANAC Men’s Sector Policy Summit recommended that the NSP 2012-2016 should recognize both Medical Male Circumcision and the scale up of Traditional Circumcision Act in all provinces. What is male circumcision? Mal …

NSP Men’s Sector Draft Submission
5 Dec 11

The HIV, STI and TB National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2012-2016 is the culmination of extensive review of documentation, consultation and deliberation with a wide range of stakeholders over several months. These processes were key in determining the strate …

The Republic of Zambia adopts Brothers For Life Campaign
5 Dec 11

KABWE, Zambia, 18 October 2011 – The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council has distributed more than 30,000 Brothers for Life posters and brochures to its provincial and district officials nationwide. “It is critically important that Brothers for Life reach …

SAMAG National Men’s Health Summit
5 Dec 11

Just over two hundred men from across the length and breadth of South Africa gathered on the 7th and 8th of July this year at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria. The men came together at the invitation of the South African Men’s Action Grou …