Sonke Gender Justice Strategic Plan: 2020-2024

In the past year, Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) has undertaken a journey of self-reflection. We assessed our performance against our Strategic Plan 2014-2019, during which time we commemorated our 10th year anniversary. We sought to examine our priorities for the next five years. In doing so we reflected on our strengths and challenges that emerged during the process. We explored the changing global context and the role and opportunities that Sonke has in influencing positive change over the next five years.

Sonke envisions a world in which violence of any form is socially unacceptable and dramatically reduced; a world in which duty-bearers – multilateral agencies, governments, religious and traditional leaders, the private sector, community leaders – and womxn, men, and gender-non-conforming people take action to address violence. We support those who experience it and put in place national action plans and frameworks to prevent it. This requires rights, action, accountability, and sustainability which are the four key pillars that form the foundation for our
work and that provide the continuity between our previous strategic plan and the current one.

In Africa and globally, we strive for HUMAN RIGHTS, where individuals and communities take ACTION against gender injustice and violence, and seek interpersonal, community, and structural ACCOUNTABILITY for long-lasting, SUSTAINABLE change.

Our strategic objectives for the next five years are a refinement rather than a new direction. We believe in what we are doing, and that change is indeed possible and that significant progress has already been made. We are therefore building on our strengths and successes, and committing to address the gaps while remaining flexible enough to respond to the evolving global human rights and gender justice agenda.

Our Strategic Goal 2020-2024 is that Sonke, communities, and partners collectively take action and promote accountability for the protection and realisation of human rights and gender justice in Africa.