Tuesday, 29 November 2022
On Tuesday 29 November 2022, TOFYWD in partnership with Phola and the Johannesburg Region C GBVF Forum will commemorate the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. The commemoration will be held in the form of a roadshow, and it will be held in line with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. The roadshow will be attended by 150 participants who will be mobilised from the Fleurhof community. Participants will include women, men, children, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming persons. The roadshow will be to celebrate service providers that work with trauma victims but usually go unnoticed as well as to educate participants on the causes and solutions to trauma. 4 women and 1 male service provider will be honoured with tokens of appreciations as a way of thanking them for the work that they do. Presentations by different stakeholders will be given covering the definition, causes and solutions to trauma. At the end of the event, information packs on trauma will be given to all participants.
Incema will host a dialogue between ex-offenders of different forms of violence, children accessing service on behavioural change programs, stakeholders and community .The dialogue focus will be on the relevance of accessing comprehensive services when inappropriate behaviour starts or is identified in order to
prevent such from converting into crime. This dialogue will further emphasize the relevance of accessing service for the victims of GBV to prevent chances of victims becoming offenders.
Justice and Women will host a dialogue with stakeholders about rape, how to keep evidence, so that it will lead to arrest a perpetrator. Stakeholders, including DSD, SAPS, LIFELINE, ZULULAND FM, DOH, Traditional leaders have been invited to participate.