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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 ... read moregender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.
Sonke recognises that effecting sustained change to gender roles and relations requires addressing the forces that shape individual attitudes and community norms and practices - traditions and cultures, government policies, laws and institutions, civil society organisations, the media and the family - as well as underlying economic, political and social pressures.
Effective responses to gender-based violence and HIV and AIDS require organisations to develop multifaceted strategies and build relationships with both traditional and non-traditional partners. Thus Sonke works closely with a range of organisations and individuals including women’s rights organisations, social movements, trade unions, government departments, sports associations, faith-based organisations, media organisations, university research units and human rights advocates. In addition, Sonke is committed to ensuring that programmes are informed by the perspectives and priorities of those working to advance the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersexual communities, people living with HIV and AIDS, and refugees and migrants. Women, sexual minorities, young people, refugees, migrants and other relevant stakeholders are represented in Sonke’s governance structures.
Sonke recognises the importance of engaged and empowered citizen activism that can both support and hold government accountable. Sonke currently co-chairs the MenEngage Alliance, and embraces the principles of the Alliance to guide the positive involvement of men in gender equality work.
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
Individual skills building
Research and monitoring and evaluation.