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Gender-based violence and Femicide (GBVF))

31 August 2020
10:00 - 11:30

31 August
10:00 – 11:30

Livestream via Zoom

The presentation is availalbe for download below:

Please find below the link to today’s seminar recording – Gender-based violence and Femicide (GBVF)- Invigorating our Response to Governments National Strategic Plan (2020) on GBVF, 31August 2020,10h00-11h30 webinar

To listen to the recording click on the link below:
Passcode: U1^F5CW^

Dr Nechama Brodie
Summary  of her book Femicide in South Africa
Ms Tamara Braam
Overview of  the National Strategic Plan on GBVF

Mr Lukhona Mnguni
Ms Leigh Ann van der Merwe
Prof Heidi van Rooyen

Prof Cheryl Potgieter
Dr Mpumi Zungu

Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) has been a pandemic long before COVID 19.  South Africa is a violent country. This violence is steeped in our politics, manifested in criminal activity, enacted against political opponents and foreigners, and evident in staggering levels of gender-based violence and femicide of women, children and gender non-conforming persons. This Women’s month in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has exacerbated these forms of violence, is a perfect opportunity to take stock and reinvigorate our response in addressing this problem.

The seminar is jointly hosted by the HSRC and the Gender Justice Health and Human Development of Durban University of Technology. The two talks will be followed by respondents and a discussion with the audience will be moderated by Professor Cheryl Potgieter and Dr Mpumi Zungu.

Kindly RSVP by 30 August 2020

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