16 Days of Activism 2014 South Africa

16 Days of Activism 2014 South Africa

Date: December 10, 2014
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  • Over three quarters (77%) of women in Limpopo; 51% of women in Gauteng; 39% of women in the Western Cape and 37% of women in KwaZulu Natal report experiencing some form of violence.
  • Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the predominant form of violence against women in four provinces of South Africa.
  • Emotional violence is the highest form of IPV amongst women.
  • Less than 15% of women in the four provinces report violence against women.
  • South Africa has strong policy and legislative provisions on Gender Based Violence, these must be implemented.
  • Government must allocate resources to implement the 365 Day National Action Plan to end Gender Violence and run the National GBV Council effectively.

View the South Africa Violence Against Women Baseline Research study

View the I Stories – first hand accounts of GBV from South Africa


Contact justiceofficer@genderlinks.org.za or progsa@genderlinks.org.za

Mon 24 Empower Women Take back the Money Breakfast with the stakeholders
Tue 25 International day of no violence against women Peace begins at home March against GBV in Emfuleni Municipality
Wed 26 End violence empower women Take back the Money Cyber dialogues & Reviewing the business plans in Midvaal, Emfuleni, Matzikama & Phalaborwa & Honorouring  the care givers with Emfuleni Limpopo, Western Cape & Gauteng –
Thur 27 SA Barometer launch
Thur 27 Education and employment to curb GBV Stop the cycle of violence
Fri 28 The cost of GBV End violence, save finance
Mon 1 World Aids Day
Tue 2 Femicide Getting away with murder Critical Thinking Forum -Measuring GBV. Google Hangout Johannesburg
Wed 3 International Day of Disability For an enabling society
Thur 4 Harmful practices, GBV and economic disempowerment Voice, choice and control
Fri 5 Diverse sexuality and gender identities Embrace diversity Cyber Dialogue Emfuleni & Matzikama
Mon 8 Commercial and transactional sex Economic agency for   gender equality
Tue 9 Human trafficking and slavery Abolish slavery!
Wed 10 International Human Rights Day Yes we must! Google Hangout

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