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Ubuntu Now Partners Up with Sonke Gender Justice to Target Rape and HIV/AIDS in South Africa


Ubuntu Now, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, announced a far reaching partnership with the South African organization Sonke Gender Justice today. Ubuntu Now's main focus area is its "South Africa Project."

Westminster, CO, November 05, 2008 --(PR.com)-- South Africa Project tries to channel the attention on South Africa related to the 2010 World Cup into cause marketing projects. One of the main focus areas is to support rape prevention programs for boys and girls. "We are very glad that we found Sonke Gender Justice. They have an amazing team and their programs, including One Man Can, are as good as it gets." states Klaus Holzapfel, the founder and president of Ubuntu Now.

Ubuntu Now will be using cause marketing and social media activities (including web videos) to raise funds and increase awareness to support Sonke Gender Justice.

Sonke Gender Justice has a partnership with Grassrootsoccer and has many very credible supporters like the Ford Foundation, WHO, World Bank, Unicef, UNHCR, & the International Women’s Health Coalition. "Ubuntu Now is another piece in our puzzle of meaningful partnerships and we are looking forward to a long-term cooperation with our new friends from Colorado" states Dean Peacock, co-founder of Sonke Gender Justice.

The partnership is not limited to the Soccer World Cup. Ubuntu Now will cooperate with Sonke Gender Justice and its partners and supporters to maximize the impact the 2010 Soccer world Cup can have on South Africa. Ubuntu Now has experienced a very high interest in its initial conversations with potential cause marketing partners. "This is the perfect time for companies to partner up with non-profits and have a long lasting impact. Cause marketing projects will by far outpace the traditional World Cup advertising for this event. Ubuntu Now is positioned to be a major player in this area and is truly dedicated to this partnership" says Dave Taylor, Vice President of Ubuntu Now.

Additional Information
Background on the 2010 Soccer World Cup
The 2010 World Cup will be the biggest sports event Africa has ever hosted. The country will be in the spot light of the world. They’d like to see South Africans celebrating and the rest of the world to join in.

Right now the country is struggling with rape, violence and an HIV/AIDS pandemic. Any celebrating taking place today would be overshadowed by the huge number of kids that lost their parents and 1000 people dying of AIDS each day. The country needs support in order to shift things around and create signs of hope that allow us to truly enjoy this event that the the world will be watching.

About Ubuntu Now
Ubuntu Now, Inc. is a Colorado nonprofit corporation. It is focusing on humanity issues, currently in South Africa, with other target areas in the future.

Additional Information at:
http://www.ubuntunow.org/

About South Africa Project - Time for Ubuntu
South Africa Project (http://southafricaproject.org) is the primary focus area of Ubuntu Now. It steers the attention the country is getting in connection with the 2010 Soccer World Cup to the issues that are plaguing the country.

South Africa Project focuses on the following 5 areas:
- Rape prevention & empowerment for boys & young men
- Rape prevention & empowerment for girls & young women
- Post-rape support for victims
- Orphan support
- Providing access to the path of financial independence

Additional Information at: http://www.southafricaproject.org/

About Sonke Gender Justice
The Sonke Gender Justice project, started in February 2006, addresses the social aspects of the HIV epidemic, with a particular focus on gender issues.
Sonke Gender Justice's vision is for a world in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy, and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

To achieve this, the Sonke Gender Justice project works to build government, civil society and citizen capacity to achieve gender equality, prevent gender based violence and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS.
Additional Information at: http://www.genderjustice.org.za

About One Man Can
The One Man Can Campaign supports men and boys to take action to end domestic and sexual violence and to promote healthy, equitable relationships that men and women can enjoy - passionately, respectfully and fully.

The campaign encourages men to work together with other men and women to take action - to build a movement, to demand justice, to claim our rights and to change the world.

Additional Information at: http://www.genderjustice.org.za/onemancan/

Please feel free to contact them with any questions or to learn more:
Klaus Holzapfel
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Ubuntu Now, Inc.

Phone: 310 356 6624
Email: klaus@ubuntunow.org
Address: 10230 Zenobia Cir, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
URL: www.ubuntunow.org | www.southafricaproject.org

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310 356 6624
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