PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
- Prof Vasu Reddy, Human Sciences Research Council
- Sizakele Shongwe, Director: Gender Focal Point, DSD
- Dr Sadiq Syed, Officer in Charge, UN Women Multi-country Office
- Dieketseng Motsiri, Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre
Date: 09 December 2013
Time: 11H45 for 12H00 – 14H00
The annual 16 Days of Activism is an annual campaign focused on raising awareness, influencing behaviour change and securing high level political commitment to end gender violence. The campaign promotes the importance of gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level. This year’s theme is “Let’s challenge militarism and end violence against women”. But beyond the annual commitment, other important efforts exist to promote prevention and the ending of violence against women and girls every month. For example, since July 2012, the 25th of every month is proclaimed as Orange Day which was initiated by the UN Secretary General and led by the UNITE campaign Global Youth Network. This seminar will share insights into the Orange Day Campaign and address efforts taking place locally to raise awareness; communicate important challenges on what we can collectively do to end violence against women and children; and stimulate discussion of how we can actively sustain the campaign to promote safe spaces for women and girls beyond the 16 Days.
Kindly RSVP by 06 December 2013
This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details as 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 JWitten@hsrc.ac.za
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 RKhan@hsrc.ac.za
Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: email@example.com