Project Archive

Sonke Gender Justice is involved in a number of research initiatives examining different aspects of gender violence and HIV/AIDS, including research into the impact of PEPFAR funding on HIV/AIDS organisations in Southern Africa, South African men’s perceptions around violence against women, and research into male circumcision.

PEPFAR Funding Research

On behalf of OSISA, Sonke Gender Justice is conducting research into the impact that PEPFAR funding is having on HIV/AIDS organisations in Southern Africa. The research involves interviews with a number of NGOs in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, and looks at the impact that PEPFAR funding is having on the internal functioning of these organisations, on their programmes and on the HIV/AIDS sector generally. The research report will be available shortly. Read more about this research project.

South Africa Country Report

The South Africa Country Report to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, 2007 was prepared by Donald Ambe, Vanja Karth, Bafana Khumalo, Eleanor McNab, Dean Peacock, and Jean Redpath.
The report was prepared by Sonke Gender Justice on behalf of the Office on the Status of Women, Office of the Presidency, Government of the Republic of South Africa, for the 51st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York, March 2007.

Survey of Men’s Perceptions about Violence Against Women

In November 2006, Sonke Gender Justice conducted a survey with 945 men in the greater Johannesburg area on the perceptions of current responses to violence against women. The survey results indicate that men in the greater Johannesburg area hold a range of quite different perceptions about gender equality and about violence against women. For more details on the survey and the results read the report.

Research into Male Circumcision

Working as consultants to US based Constella Futures, Dean Peacock and Bafana Khumalo are carrying out research in Lesotho, Swaziland and Zambia to determine scale up needs for expanded provision of male circumcision as an HIV prevention strategy. To determine strategies, costs and potential impact related to male circumcision and HIV, research methods includes in-depth interviews with key informants from: government; private, public and traditional health care providers; the private sector; national AIDS councils; civil society organisations; traditional leaders and healers. Findings from this work were presented at a regional consultation in Nairobi convened by UNAIDS in November 2006 and a global consultation convened by the World Health Organisation in Geneva in December 2006.

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