Southern Africa Gender Justice Summit concept paper

Date: March 19, 2010
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The date for the first Gender Justice and Local Governemnet has been moved to 22 – 24 March 2010.

Gender Links (GL) will be holding the first Gender Justice and Local government Summit from 22 – 24 March 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the banner “365 Days of local action to end gender violence”the summit will include key note addresses and parallel seminars by international and local experts in the field of gender violence at local government level, and gender justice.

The first gender justice and local government summit aims to bring together local government councillors and officials, relevant government ministries and NGOs that work with local government from the region. The summit will feature awards on good practices in ending gender violence, provide an opportunity to document and disseminate these good practices as well as give incentives to local authorities to innovate new and effective strategies for combating violence against women. Parallel seminars on promoting womenÀŸs representation and effective participation in local government structures will be a key feature at the summit.

The closing date for submission of best practices is 22 February 2010.

Download : Concept paper - Gender and Local Government summit
Download : Best practice submissions

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It is time that gender justice also include access to economic resources like land and other resources. Law and development needs to take into account the different levels of discrimination women in Southern Africa and in South Africa experienced during apartheid and colonial era. I presented a paper on Law and Development in September 2009, which paper can be also made available to yoy

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