Branching Out

Sonke's First One Man Can Branch

One Man Can is Sonke’s flagship campaign that promotes the idea that everyone has a role to play in creating a better, more equitable and more just world. It encourages men and boys to take action – “to build a movement, demand justice, claim our rights and change the world”, with particular focus on ending domestic and sexual violence and to promote healthy, equitable relationships that protect against HIV.

This case study provides the process, development and community involvement of Sonke opening its first One Man Can Branch in Khayelitsha. It highlights the successes and challenges faced by staff and community members, thereby paving the way for improving and learning for future branches.