Sonke Gender Justice calls on men in leadership to be positive role models

Civil rights group Sonke Gender Justice says male leaders have the responsibility to be positive examples of masculinity in our society.

The organisation's Nonhlanhla Skosana says many too political and religious leaders in South Africa have been embroiled in cases of gender-based violence.

We've seen political organisations use violence against people in South Africa, especially women.

Nonhlanhla Skosana, Community Education and Mobilisation (CEM) Unit Manager - Sonke Gender Justice

This is the culture that they are inculcating into our communities... Men in leadership have shown that they really don't care.

Nonhlanhla Skosana, Community Education and Mobilisation (CEM) Unit Manager - Sonke Gender Justice

It's not healthy or positive to understand masculinity as having power over people so that you can violate them.

Nonhlanhla Skosana, Community Education and Mobilisation (CEM) Unit Manager - Sonke Gender Justice

Listen to the discussion on Lunch with Pippa Hudson:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Sonke Gender Justice calls on men in leadership to be positive role models


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Sindiwe Magona tells Thembi Mtshali-Jones' remarkable life story in new book

Sindiwe Magona tells Thembi Mtshali-Jones' remarkable life story in new book

Theatre Road: My Story is an inspiring account of Thembi Mtshali-Jones' life as told by her dear friend and writer Sindiwe Magona.

'There's this misunderstanding that if you get raped you just carry right on'

'There's this misunderstanding that if you get raped you just carry right on'

Rape Crisis director Kathleen Dey talks about the Birds and Bees programme which helps school children expose gender myths.

Beef mince or ground beef? A lesson on food labelling

Beef mince or ground beef? A lesson on food labelling

The one meat product is pure beef and the other has ingredients such as water, soya and other flavourants added into the mix.

Sevens great Marius Schoeman hellbent on giving back to upcoming rugby talent

Sevens great Marius Schoeman hellbent on giving back to upcoming rugby talent

Former Sevens Rugby star Marius Schoeman opens up about his journey with the game and how he is paving the way for youngsters.

Campaign remembers women lost to abuse and the dark places in which they died

Campaign remembers women lost to abuse and the dark places in which they died

Insurer First for Women says the aim of the campaign is to bring woman abuse out of the darkness and into the light.

Petition for death penalty in crimes against women and children gains traction

Petition for death penalty in crimes against women and children gains traction

There has been increased outrage from the public over the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

Popular articles
Rugby Legend John Smit on how he does not drop the finance ball

Rugby Legend John Smit on how he does not drop the finance ball

Rugby Legend John Smit opens up about money and career changes.

‘Negotiation, your hottest currency’

‘Negotiation, your hottest currency’

When you understand the tools, tactics, strategies and processes of dealing with people, you are just one deal away from turning your dreams into reality.

Stock Pick Monday - AngloGold, TenCent and Moderna

Stock Pick Monday - AngloGold, TenCent and Moderna

Moderna (a Nasdaq listed biotech company developing vaccines) AngloGold, and TenCent are on the menu tonight.

Sasol shares down almost seven per cent

Sasol shares down almost seven per cent

You could buy Sasol today at the same price as you could get it in 2006.

The JSE is a bumpy ride with serious ructions on world markets

The JSE is a bumpy ride with serious ructions on world markets

It started in Asia, went through Europe today, through Africa, we felt it in South Africa...and into the United States.

Justice ministry on a mission to put a stop to criminals repeating offences

Justice ministry on a mission to put a stop to criminals repeating offences

Questions have been raised in the wake of the murder of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk.

'Soweto residents worried about electricity hike being granted'

'Soweto residents worried about electricity hike being granted'

EWN reporter Kgomotso Modise says the residents say if the tariff increase is granted they will not be able to make ends meet.

Outa lawyer accuses Dudu Myeni of being evasive in court, contradicting herself

Outa lawyer accuses Dudu Myeni of being evasive in court, contradicting herself

Eyewitness News reporter Edwin Ntshidi gives more details of Monday's proceedings.

SA doctor issued sick note to Thabane based on a telephone conversation - report

SA doctor issued sick note to Thabane based on a telephone conversation - report

It was reported last week that the Lesotho prime minister was receiving emergency medical attention in South Africa.

Police hunt for eight suspects after East Rand Mall robbery

Police hunt for eight suspects after East Rand Mall robbery

Eyewitness News reporter Ahmed Kajee says one person has been shot and Entrance 1 has been cordoned off.