Month: February 2020

WATCH: Total Shutdown stages silent protest outside WEF Africa over femicide

NEWS / 4 SEPTEMBER 2019, 10:18AM / THEOLIN TEMBO Cape Town – On Wednesday morning, The Total Shutdown: Intersectional Womin’s Movement Against GBV (gender-based violence) staged a silent protest outside the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. Protesters gathered at the Cape Town train station where they then silently and peacefully walked to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) …

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Gender Commission supports the #Totalshutdown Campaign

Attention: Editors, Producers and Reporters Posted by admin in Press Statement | 0 comments The Commission for Gender Equally supports the #totalshutdown campaign that will see women in their thousands marching in various locations across the country on 01 August 2018 in an effort to raise awareness on the rampant killings of women and children. The Gender Commission’s support is …

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#GBVSummit: This is how SA will tackle gender-based violence

1st November 2018 | Pontsho Pilane After two days of deliberating on gender-based violence and femicide, government and civil society will make recommendations that outline on how to tackle the abuse against women, gender non-conforming people and children. The presidential summit on gender-based violence and femicide comes to an end on Friday 2 November in Centurion, …

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President to attend handover of BMW contribution to fight against GBVF

5 February 2020 – 11:30am Issued by: The PresidencyPretoria President Cyril Ramaphosa and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Thursday, 06 February 2020, attend the official handover of the five BMW i3s vehicles that will be used to support community-based care workers in their prevention of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) and in victim support. The …

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Government identifies key actions on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

The Interim Steering Committee on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) has identified key actions that will drive a joint emergency response by government and civil society to the crisis of gender-based violence and femicide in the country. The committee comprises a range of government departments and entities; civil society organisations focused on GBVF; research institutions; …

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Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Declaration

Government together with representatives of civil society organisations will host the Presidential launch of the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Declaration as well as the opening of the Booysens Magistrates’ Court in Oakdene South of Johannesburg. The Declaration is borne out of the National Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Summit which was held in November 2018. The Summit …

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Enough talking on Gender Based Violence. Now it’s time for action

Civil Society Organisations working on Gender Based Violence (GBV) express concern at the slow pace at which the Presidency is addressing issues identified at the Gender Based Violence and Femicide Summit. Johannesburg 6 February 2019: On 4 February 2019, the suspected murderers of 23 years old Linda Matati are finally on trial after years of …

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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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