GBV Updates

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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#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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#TOTALSHUTDOWN MOVEMENT SLAMS EVENT ORGANISERS OVER BRICKZ PERFORMANCE

Kwaito star Brickz is currently out on bail for raping his then 15-year-old niece in 2013. Tshegofatso Mathe | 2 years ago JOHANNESBURG – The Total Shutdown movement has described the performance by kwaito star Brickz during an award ceremony as disrespectful to the thousands of women who marched against gender-based violence last week. It’s understood the convicted rapist performed …

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Church supports Total Shutdown Movement

29 September 2018, 5:35 PM  |  Nadine Speelman  |  @SABCNewsOnline 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 earlier this week to protest against unemployment, crime and poverty in their areas. The Community …

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High school girls protest gender based violence

30 November 2018, 5:35 PM  |  Liela Magnus  |  @SABCNewsOnline The girls say that activism against gender based violence must not be just 16 days a year, but 365 days. Young activists against gender based violence are taking their call to the streets outside the Pretoria magistrate court. They are staging a silent protest to raise awareness on the …

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