MenEngage Alliance at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 59th Commission on the Status of Women took place from 9-20 March 2015. It was a historical one as we commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, which marked the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. MenEngage was well represented through the activities of the […]

Exciting staff news at Sonke

Dean Peacock is an Ashoka Fellow Sonke is excited to announce the selection of Executive Director Dean Peacock to the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship. The Ashoka award is a prestigious award made to just 8 people in South Africa in 2013 and recognises leading social entrepreneurs who have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential […]

Sonke participates in 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Each year the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meets at UN headquarters in New York to review progress against commitments made in international agreements and national law to advance women’s rights. This year the 57th CSW focuses on the prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. Sonke Gender Justice […]

Sonke speaks at UN HQ in Geneva on International Day to End Violence Against Women

Remarks made November 23rd on panel to celebrate International Day to End Violence Against Women by Dean Peacock, Executive Director at Sonke Gender Justice and Co-Chair of the MenEngage Alliance. Panel convened by WHO, UNFPA, Permanent Mission of Canada and OHCHR in partnership with Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Sonke Gender Justice and […]

Sonke opens new global advocacy office in Geneva, Switzerland

In September 2012, Sonke established a small office in Geneva which will focus on global advocacy, fundraising and training of key international partners, including especially UN agencies and international NGOs. We have every expectation that this will increase Sonke’s profile and influence and deepen the impact of our work. We will evaluate its effectiveness regularly […]

Sonke’s ED presents on VIDC Panel in Vienna, Austria on sexual violence in conflict

Introduction I would like to start by thanking the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation for the invitation to speak at this seminar on men, masculinities, and violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. It is a tremendous honour to be able to share this panel with such distinguished speakers in a city with such […]

MenEngage Africa Network Regional Organisational Capacity Audit

In June 2011, Sonke published the MenEngage Africa Network Regional Organisational Capacity Audit report. The audit contains findings that will inform future capacity building interventions across the MenEngage Africa Network to promote work with men and boys for gender equality throughout the continent. “This document provides an exciting roadmap to advance the collective work for […]

Issue 6 Highlights

INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE: Sonke Director, Dean Peacock, presented at the 17th International AIDS Conference in Vienna on male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. He was joined by colleague, Patrick Godana, who presented on Fatherhood. SAB CAMPAIGN RETRACTED: Sonke and civil society partners have forced SAB to retract their “Grootman vs […]

Sonke at the 2010 UN Commission on the Status of Women

This year, Sonke (represented by Dean Peacock and Bafana Khumalo) again participated in the United Nations 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held from 1-12 March 2010, in New York. From the launch of our report on SA’s progress, to our participation in high level panel discussions and presentations, Sonke […]

New Evidence of Positive Impacts from Work with Men and Boys on Gender and HIV

New research indicates that interventions promoting behaviour change among men on gender attitudes and roles, sexual behaviour and health produce positive impacts. Sonke Gender Justice is pleased to announce publication of ground-breaking original research results that confirm positive impacts of its “One Man Can” (OMC) campaign with men and boys in promoting gender equality, preventing […]