Month: February 2020

Gender-based violence and President’s promises

Christine Botha | 12 September 2019 Gender-based violence and the President’s promises: Is the state really saying enough is enough? 12 September 2019 Following the recent harrowing reports of the violent murder and rape of women that sent new shock waves through the country, tens of thousands marched to Parliament on 5 September to demand action …

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Declaration of the Presidential Summit Against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

2 Nov 2018 Declaration of the Presidential Summit Against Gender Based Violence and Femicide PREAMBLE We, the one thousand two hundred delegates of the South African Presidential National Summit Against Gender based Violence (GBV), who are survivors, the government of South Africa and South African society more broadly come from all walks of life, young …

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Media programme for the National Summit against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

31 October 2018 Government and civil society will host the National Gender-based Violence and Femicide Summit from Thursday, 1 to Friday, 2 November 2018 at Saint George’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Centurion. Members of the media are invited to cover the event as follows: MEDIA PROGRAMME NATIONAL SUMMIT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND FEMICIDE Time …

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In South Africa, women call for #TotalShutdown of gender-based violence

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018 Thousands of women embarked on protest action on 1 August across South Africa to protest the scourge of gender-based violence. Women from all walks of life used the start of the country’s Women’s Month to demonstrate their frustration and anger at the increasing levels of gender-based violence in South Africa. The …

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#SandtonShutdown, will government listen this time?

12th September 2019 | Thabo Molelekwa As South Africans grapple with the latest crime statistics that were released in Parliament on Thursday, women and gender non-conforming people make their way to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in protest against the ongoing deaths and acts of violence against women, non-binary people and children across the country.  Police …

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24 Demands for every year the government has neglected womxn: Reflections on the #TotalShutDown movement in Cape Town

By Asanda Benya | Amandla! Magazine Issue 60 | 02 November 2018 I want to start by saying that I was not a leader of the movement, nor was I in any of the structures that organised the march to parliament on 1st August 2018. I was, however, an “ally” of the movement and member …

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#TheTotalShutdown: 24 steps to stop gender-based violence in SA

SOUTH AFRICA / 31 AUGUST 2018, 12:31PM / THE TOTAL SHUTDOWN To end our Women’s Month #WeRemember campaign, which honoured the victims of gender-based violence, we asked experts and activists how they think South Africa can bring an end to this scourge. Here is a summary of The Total Shutdown’s demands to government contained in the memorandum handed to the president …

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Church supports Total Shutdown Movement

29 September 2018, 5:35 PM  |  Nadine Speelman  |  A woman shows the wound of a bystander who was injured during the Westbury shutdown. Leaders of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa have declared their support for the Total Shutdown Movement in Cape Town and the Westbury community in Johannesburg. The Total Shutdown Movement grabbed national attention when various communities took to the streets …

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