Publication Type: External Reports

Singizi Report Training Programmes

A Report on Training Programmes

This evaluation focuses on three core training and education courses provided by Sonke Gender Justice (hereafter Sonke) together with its partners: Women’s Health and Empowerment – MenEngage Africa Training Initiative (MATI) The University of Pretoria / Sonke Advanced Human Rights Course (UP) University of California Los Angeles School of Law and Sonke Fellowship Programme (UCLA)

Understanding Masculinities

Understanding Masculinities

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) study includes quantitative and qualitative research with men and women aged 18 to 59 in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine. Local research partners are: (1) Egypt: El-Zanaty and Associates; Social Research Center, American University in Cairo (AUC); (2) Lebanon: Connecting …

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Male engagement in the HIV response

Gender inequalities and harmful gender norms are important drivers of the HIV epidemic, and they are major hindrances to an effective HIV response. While access to HIV services for women and girls remains a concern, a growing body of evidence also shows that men and adolescent boys have limited access to HIV services.

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Human Rights Commission Report on corporal punishment and Joshua Generation Church

The South African Human Rights Commission has instructed Cabinet to require the Department of Social Development (DSD) to, as soon as possible, bring South African law into line with various international human rights treaties which is has ratified and its own Constitution by prohibiting corporal punishment in the home. Findings critical to addressing the extraordinarily …

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On the Fast-Track to End AIDS

The AIDS movement, led by people living with and affected by HIV, continues to inspire
 the world and offer a model for a people-centred, rights-based approach to global health and social transformation. And yet, today, amid a swirl of competing and complex global concerns, we confront a serious new obstacle: the oppressive weight of complacency. …

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Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of Men in Fast-Tracking the End of AIDS

This discussion paper focusses on men, adolescent boys and HIV, and specific additional actions needed to Fast-Track the End of AIDS to improve the lives of men and women. First, it outlines how gender norms and harmful masculinities increase men’s HIV risk and negatively impact on behavior (to the detriment of women and men) and …

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They call me warrior

‘They call me warrior’

Given the extent to which Sierra Leone’s decade-long war and people’s experiences of sexual and gender-based violence remain present in everyday life, it follows that work to foster social transformation will also need to be conducted through careful long-term engagement. This requires requires long-term transnational collective action that is sustained and sensitive, linking international development …

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Too costly to ignore - the economic impact of gender-based violence in South Africa

Too costly to ignore

Gender-based violence (GBV), and in particular violence against women, is one of the most expensive public health problems globally and has a fundamental impact on economic growth which can span several generations. More than 30 studies, mostly from developed countries, have attempted to quantify the costs of various forms of violence against women. These studies …

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2014 Child Gauge Report

South African Child Gauge 2014

Sonke is pleased to announce the launch of the ninth South African Child Gauge report which is published annually by the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town and which monitors progress towards realising children’s rights. The 2014 report focuses on the prevention of violence against children and includes many telling statistics which indicate how …

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Armed Violence in South Africa

Trend Lines

This chapter explores South Africa’s dilemma, namely that its incremental progress and growth are undermined by ongoing and systemic armed violence and inequality. It applies the emerging optic of armed violence prevention, which focuses on understanding and addressing the contributing and inhibiting drivers of armed violence. This chapter is divided into two main sections. The …

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Marriage Above All Else

‘Marriage Above All Else’

South Africa continues to be a nation that is celebrated for producing one of the most progressive constitutions in the world. In an effort to depart from its oppressive apartheid past, the Constitution of South Africa, as the supreme law of the land, ‘…lays the foundation for an open society based on democratic values, social …

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Les relations de genre, les violences sexuelles et les effets du conflit sur les femmes et les hommes au Nord Kivu, dans l\'Est de la République Démocratique du Congo

Les relations de genre, les violences sexuelles et les effets du conflit sur les femmes et les hommes au Nord Kivu, dans l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo

Alors que beaucoup d’efforts et d’études ont été entrepris pour habiliter les femmes et les assister à se récupérer d’un viol dans le contexte de la RDC, et autre paramètres de conflit et post-conflit, peut nombreux ont examiné l’impact de la non- réhabilitation sur les hommes et sur la question de savoir comment les relations …

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Gender Statistics in South Africa, 2011

Gender Statistics in South Africa, 2011

South Africa ranks fourth among the 87 countries covered by the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It is the highest ranked country in Africa in this index. South Africa’s high ranking reflects the country’s strong legal framework in respect of gender equality and women’s rights. South …

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What about the boys?

What About the Boys?

Gender-based violence and discrimination is a society-wide problem, which requires a society-wide solution. In 2011, India ranked the worst G20 country to be a woman. National statistics show an 873% increase in rape cases from 1971 to 2011. To tackle rife inequalities, men and women have to be involved in preventive and curative efforts. Men …

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So We Are ATM Fathers

So We are ATM Fathers

South Africa has an exceptionally high number of absent fathers with approximately half of the children in the country living without daily contact with their fathers. This situation presents social and developmental challenges. Although a father’s physical presence alone is not necessarily a positive outcome in itself, widespread father absence has detrimental consequences for families …

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