Youth Capacity Building Workshop and Conference on Gender Norms and FGM Advocacy

Our Youth gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in a five-day capacity building workshop on Gender Norm and Female genital mutilation (FGM) Advocacy. The workshop was held from 27th September – 01 October 2021.  The workshop’s aim is important to strengthen young people’s capacity on GTA to enable them to challenge harmful social and discriminatory […]

Gender Transformation Training for Traditional and Religious Leaders

Under the Global Spotlight Initiative, MenEngage Africa engaged Religious and Traditional Leaders for a Gender Transformation Training in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in eliminating harmful practices such as FGM and child marriages, tackling toxic masculinity and promoting gender equality from 13th- 17th September 2021. We were honoured to be joined by Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, a […]

Annual General Meeting for MenEngage Youth

The Annual General Meeting for MenEngage Youth was held in Tanzanzia from the 7-8th of September in Tanzania and hosted all representatives from the MenEngage Youth countries. The youth gave updates on their country plans and key highlights and regional updates from the MenEngage Global were presented.

UNDP in Sudan adapt Sonke’s One Man Can campaign to the Sudanese context

In post-conflict settings men often experience a loss of power coupled with unemployment. To reinstate their power, some become abusive to their partners and families. It is against this backdrop that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan, together with the Sudanese government decided to adapt Sonke’s One Man Can Campaign to the Sudanese […]

Sonke’s International Programmes and Networks Manager to join UN Trust Fund in Washington DC

Today and tomorrow, Sonke’s International Programmes and Networks Manager, Itumeleng Komanyane joins the United Nations Trust Fund (UNTF) in Washington DC at the United States Congress to meet with Congressional and Senate staffers and talk about UNTF’s “Engaging Men to Strengthen the Implementation of GBV Laws” project. Sonke and MenEngage Africa (which Sonke co-cordinates) worked […]

The challenges of facilitating change in resource-poor communities

The problem of gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV) cuts across class, religion, geographical location, race and ethnicity. All over the world, there are numerous campaigns, projects and programmes that strive to bring about gender justice and human rights in a variety of affected communities. Working in the African context, and particularly in poorer communities […]

Coming together to change laws on gender-based violence in Kenya

Sonke Gender Justice is in the process of closing out the tri-nation United Nations Trust Fund (UNTF) project that has put funds towards ending gender-based violence (GBV) in Rwanda, Kenya and Sierra Leone. The team started out in Rwanda on the 9th of February and is currently in Nairobi evaluating the successes and lessons learnt […]

What does Sonke Gender Justice do?

Do you know of Sonke Gender Justice? Sonke (meaning “together”) is a South African based NGO that works in South Africa, throughout Africa and through global mechanisms to promote gender equality, positive ideas of masculinity and gender, sexual health & reproductive rights, and human rights – especially those that intersect with gender, sexuality, sexual health […]