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A gender toolkit: E-Technology in rising to the challenge of gender-based violence

26 November 2012
12:15 - 14:00

Date : 26 November 2012

Time : 12:15 – 14:00

Annual HSRC 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Seminar

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the practice of using e-technologies as a method and an approach to address and respond to the challenges of gendered violence. E-technologies are fast becoming an effective means to collaborate and share information on gender-based violence, as well as provide a platform for women to speak out and speak about gendered violence. In collaboration with the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Human and Social Development Programme has developed a toolkit that is specifically designed to encourage ‘gendered’ research. The e-learning toolkit promotes research that values the multi-dimensionality of women and men’s lives.  This means approaching research through an intersectional lens, so that programme, advocacy and policy initiatives can be directed and applied to the social realities faced on the ground and within the home.

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Radloff, African Gender Institute (UCT) and Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Discussants: Dr Benita Moolman (HSD), Dr Nadia Sanger (HSD); Meredith Evens and Fiona Guerra (Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Canada)

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This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details are indicated below.

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or

Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or

Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail:

Proposed design for gender toolkit:

The HSRC’s internal reviews identify the need of mainstreaming gender in research. This prposed e-toolkit will support researchers as they strive to meet the HSRC’s mandate to produce “social science that makes a difference.” Approaching research with a gender lens and an African feminist research methodology is critical for shaping policy, programmes, advocacy, and action that will make a difference through contributing to positive and transformative social change in South Africa.