• Building Economic Power Against Gender Based Violence and Femicide
    Activity Date: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 13:00
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    Brief Description:

    Led by: Kwezilomso Mbandazyo this session will explore how the recently adopted National Strategic plan to End Gender Based Violence and Femicide in South Africa can offer one of the possibilities of a policy tool to transform the GBV landscape for lasting change.
    South Africa remains one of the most unequal countries in the world, with unrelenting poverty.
    It is our belief, that only through a restructured economy, with feminist economic models, can GBV be a reality of the past. The policy framework, offers a chapter on building womxns economic power as a critical pillar in the fight against violence.
    Whilst we know that a policy alone, will not do much, the session will look at the possibilities of what the recently adopted policy in co-creating a politics of economic transformation for womxn and gender non-binary people.

    Language(s) of the Activity: English
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    Main Activity Area: Governance (democracy / decision making), Wellbeing (individual and social well-being), Gender equality (Feminism and LGBTQI rights)
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    List of topics: Access to knowledge, Activism, Advocacy, Feminism, Gender equity
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    Which of the 4 dimensions of transformation does the activity address?: Transforming power relations, Transforming economy and finance
    Related information (links to videos, initiatives, websites, pads...):

    The South African Gender Based Violence National Strategic Plan 2020 (with economic power action plan and pillar)