Sonke uses the term womxn to encompass an inclusive term and avoid sexism and exclusion connotated by the inclusion of ‘man’ or ‘men’ in the spelling of ‘woman’ and ‘women’ – challenging the binaries that such terminology perpetuates. Womxn includes all people who identify as womxn, including gender non-conforming womxn and trans-womxn.
Sonke is a South African-based non-profit organisation working throughout Africa. We believe women and men, girls and boys can work together to resist patriarchy, advocate for gender justice and achieve gender transformation.
Please note that Sonke does not offer counselling or other support services to individuals. Click here for information on where to get help.