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Sonke Gender Justice Network

Sonke Gender Justice Network works across Africa to support men and boys to take action to promote equality between men and women prevent domestic violence and rape reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS building communities so that all can enjoy equal, healthy and happy relationships – which create just, democratic societies. Sonke’s […]

Civil Society Pushes Improved Implementation of the Sexual Offences Act

By Emily Kheen The Sonke Gender Justice Network has always believed strongly in the importance of civil society advocacy initiatives, and after extensive internal discussions we have decided to focus our advocacy efforts on supporting the Shukumisa Campaign to improve implementation of the Sexual Offences Act. This decision was based on our awareness of the […]

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  • The Shukumisa Campaign


    About Us

    Welcome to the Shukumisa website, an online resource for

    • rape survivors and their families
    • concerned citizens
    • community activists

    The word Shukumisa means to shake or stir things up

    The Shukumisa Campaign was created in 2008 and aims to stir and shake up public and political will to develop and implement policies related to sexual offences

    Imagine a South Africa where:

    • Everyone treats rape as a serious crime
    • Quality Health, Policing and Legal services are available to all rape survivors, everywhere
    • All women are free to move around as they please, dressed as they please
    • Rape victims aren’t stereotyped in our media
    • We are all included in the development of laws that affect our lives and our communities.

    You can join us by:

    • Adding your voice to our Facebook discussions
    • Supporting our activities, or suggesting them
    • Writing to the media and Government to complain when the law fails rape survivors
    • Getting involved with organisations linked to the Shukumisa Campaign