Sonke and MenEngage Report to Norad

Reporting Period: July 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015

During this final reporting period, Sonke and the MenEngage Alliance have successfully achieved the three objectives we were funded to pursue:

  1. Building the operational and programmatic capacity and sustainability of both Sonke Gender Justice in South Africa and MenEngage networks at the national, regional and global levels so that they can better increase men’s involvement in preventing gender based violence, improving sexual and reproductive health and rights, and advancing gender equality.
  2. Developing and sharing three interrelated advocacy campaigns to be adapted and implemented at the national and regional levels to i) increase men’s support for sexual and reproductive health and rights, ii) engage religious leaders and faith-based organisations to increase their proactive support for gender equality, SRHR and LGBTI rights; and iii) engage men as involved, non-violent fathers and caregivers.
  3. Developing more effective Sonke and MenEngage communications strategies, including: new, updated and extended database, a more complex and updated website, social media strategies and engagement with key media platforms.