Power to You(th)

Power to You(th) is a 5-year international partnership between consortium partners Amref Flying Doctors Netherlands (in collaboration with AMREF Health Africa), Rutgers and Sonke Gender Justice, technical partners Choice for Youth and Sexuality and the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Country Management Teams in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Ghana, Senegal, and Indonesia. The programme […]

Generation G

The Generation G(ender) partnership strives towards the creation of gender-just and violence-free societies with and for young men and women in their full diversity. We believe investing in youth is central in achieving sustainable, inclusive, and stable societies.  This partnership engages an innovative gender-transformative strategy that equips youth leaders and civil society organisations (CSOs) to […]

Linking policy and implementation for gender equality in Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe

The Linking Policy and Implementation for Gender Equality in Malawi, Namibia, and Zimbabwe is a three-year programme that began in October 2021 and will conclude in September 2024. This three-year project will ultimately contribute to an increase in gender equality and a reduction in GBV in Southern Africa. When social and gender norms are disrupted […]

MATI 2022

MenEngage Africa Training Institute (MATI2022) Transformative Feminist Leadership for Gender Equality for Social and Structural Drivers In collaboration with Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) and Makerere University’s School of Women and Gender Studies, MenEngage Africa and Sonke Gender Justice organised the MenEngage Africa Training Institute (MATI) on Transformative Feminist Leadership for Women’s Rights. The training […]

Community Radio Stations

CMA Community Radio

Sonke’s work in training radio personnel, creating guidelines and harnessing the medium’s broadcasting power to raise awareness of gender issues.

Telling Digital Stories

CMA Digital Stories

Supplying the most disenfranchised members of society with the tools and training to tell their stories from their own perspective.

Parental Leave

CRPP Parental Leave

Sonke’s MenCare campaign advocates for men’s involvement in unpaid care work and promotes gender equitable and non-violent fatherhood.

Stories of Change

Stories Of Change

Meet the men disrupting the manhood narrative – stories from men who have participated in Sonke’s MenCare+ programme.

MATI 2014


From the 24th of February to the 5th of March 2014, Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke), the MenEngage Africa Network (MEA), the Women’s Health and Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, Steps and Witness hosted the third MenEngage Africa Training Initiative (MATI) training entitled ‘Media, Film and Gender Advocacy Workshop’ in Cape Town, South […]

MATI 2012


The Inaugural Course The first MenEngage Africa Training Initiative course, “Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa”, took place at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, from the 20th to the 30th of August 2012. It brought together 23 participants – 14 males and nine females) from 14 African countries. The participants came from […]

MATI 2013


The MenEngage Africa network, Sonke Gender Justice and the Women’s Health Research Unit of the University of Cape Town (UCT) hosted the second MenEngage Africa Training Initiative course, “Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice in sub-Saharan Africa”, at UCT from 16-26 September 2013. About the Course “Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice in sub-Saharan Africa” is a […]

MATI 2015


Intensive Course on Women’s Health, Empowerment and Masculinities: Advocacy and Leadership Training In September 2015, MenEngage Africa, Sonke Gender Justice and the University of California’s Centre of Expertise on Women’s Health Empowerment partnered together to offer the 2015 Women’s Health, Masculinities and Empowerment: Advocacy and Leadership Training course. The short course took place over two […]

MATI 2016


While the importance of engaging men and boys in gender justice work has been widely recognised, most initiatives to engage them tend to be small-scale and short-term. In order to transform pervasive gender inequalities within Africa, a scaling-up and widening in scope of the programmes and models already known to be effective is imperative. The […]

Asijiki Fact Sheets


Sonke is a steering committee member of the Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work. The Coalition advocates for sex worker human rights and the urgent reform of laws on sex work in South Africa. The following fact sheets have been compiled that reflect contemporary debates on sex work and current evidence on sex […]

Gender Integration in Family Planning

Sonke partners with USAID missions across Sub-Saharan Africa to offer technical family planning assistance that accounts for the rights of women and children.

Men and HIV Project


Regional campaign being implemented in Eastern and Southern Africa to address men’s low uptake of HIV services.

SRHR and Religious Communities


Interrogating the potential capacity of religious leaders and institutions to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and sexual rights violations.

Global SRHR Initiative

Female Condoms

MenEngage’s international campaign to improve men’s usage of contraceptives and increase their awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS.

Internal SRHR Working Group

Internal SHRR Group

Sonke’s internal initiative to train staff and strengthen collaboration across units for the mobilisation of SRHR projects.

Tsima – Treatment as Prevention

CEM Tsima

Sonke’s community mobilisation intervention to teach communities that properly treating HIV/AIDS is an effective way to minimise the further spread of infection.