Justice for Sandiswa Mhlawuli

Sonke's community mobilisation for access to justice in the rural Eastern Cape

In this paper, Patrick Welsh, Patrick Godana and Dean Peacock from Sonke Gender Justice profile their organisation’s use of community education, lobbying and advocacy for access to justice after the murder of Sandiswa Mhlawula in the rural Eastern Cape of South Africa. The paper details strategies Sonke used, how these are linked to Sonke’s model for community mobilisation and social change, and reflects on valuable lessons learned from this successful community mobilisation experience.