Project Description

The Constitution purports to guarantee the rights of all its citizens. The Universal Declaration on Human Rights urges states to fulfil, protect and promote the rights of all people. In spite of these guarantees, gender-based violence and femicide have reached critical levels in our society and GBVF has now been declared a national crisis by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Addressing this scourge in our society requires a response from every member of our communities and our society as a whole. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Masimanyane Women’s Rights International, the Daily Dispatch and The Herald have partnered with Masimanyane to hold a dialogue that discusses the progress we have made in respect of women’s human rights but also to unpack the challenges we face in respect of gender-based violence and femicide. Join us to hear some experts share their perspectives and add your voice to the conversation. Register here to book your space.

Tamara Braam

Steering Committee Member

Gender – Based Violence in the Presidency

Councillor Xola Pakati

Executive Mayor

Buffalo City Metro Municipality

Prof Pumla Gqola

Research Professor

Centre for Women and Gender Studies at Nelson Mandela University

Doctor Lesley-Ann Foster

Executive Director

Masimanyane Women’s Rights International

Pamella Mabini

Social and Gender Activist

Advocate Praise Kambula

Head of Promotion of Rights of Vulnerable Groups

in DoJ&CD