Sonke Gender Justice

Sonke Gender Justice works to create the change necessary for men and boys, women, children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke pursues this goal by using a human rights framework. Sonke works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.

Sonke utilises the ‘spectrum of change’ model, drawing on a broad range of social change strategies which include:

  • Partnering with government to promote policy development and effective implementation
  • Advocacy, activism and community mobilisation
  • Networking and coalition work nationally and internationally
  • Capacity building and training with partner organisations
  • Innovative communication strategies for social change
  • Community education and individual skills building
  • Research, impact monitoring and evaluation

Sonke works to shape South African and International legal and policy decisions on gender equality, gender based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights (including HIV and AIDS). Through this project including digital stories, research and engaging a wider network of stakeholders we aim to collectively input and support the development of the National Strategic Plan on GBV for South Africa.

Working in

South Africa

Research team

Community Education and Mobilisation National Manager