Sonke Gender Justice

Sonke Gender Justice – Organisation

Country

South Africa

Province(s)

International, National (all SA), Gauteng, Western Cape

City

Johannesburg

Address

Stevensons Building, 3rd floor
62 Juta Street, Cnr De Beer Street
Braamfontein, 2017
Johannesburg

Description

Sonke Gender Justice is a nonpartisan, non-profit organisation, established in 2006. Today, Sonke has established a growing presence on the African continent and plays an active role internationally. Sonke works to create the change necessary for men, women, young people and children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke pursues this goal across Southern Africa by using a human rights framework to build the capacity of government, civil society organisations and citizens to achieve gender equality, prevent gender-based violence and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS.

Vision & Mission

Sonke’s vision is a world in which men, women and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke Gender Justice 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.

Spectrum of Change

Sonke utilises the ‘spectrum of change’ model, drawing on a broad range of social change strategies that 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
  • Individual skills building
  • Research and monitoring and evaluation

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