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End GBVF Collective presentation and announcement about more NSP 100-Day Challenge in 2023
It has been four (4) years since the Presidential Summit and the adoption of the Presidential Summit Declaration and two years since the National Strategic Plan on Gender- Based Violence and Femicide (NSP GBVF) was signed into effect by the President on 31 April 2020.
While progress has been made in the implementation of the 2019 Presidential Summit Declaration and its National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, levels of gender-based violence and the brutal ways in which this violence is meted out against women across age groups and geographies fundamentally undermines our democracy and women’s human rights. This points to serious implementation challenges which must be addressed.
It is against this backdrop that President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to convene the Presidential Summit on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide 2 in November 2022, to uphold the principle of accountability, and call those tasked with implementation to account where not enough is being done.
This year’s summit will provide an opportunity for feedback and accountability for issues raised in the last summit and an assessment of the impact of programmes and how to amplify programmes that are making a difference. For example measuring impact against expenditure allows us to prioritise and duplicate programmes that are yielding tangible results. The return on investment also talks to amplification in how we scale up successful projects to roll these out across the country.