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Media programme for the National Summit against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

31 October 2018

Government and civil society will host the National Gender-based Violence and Femicide Summit from Thursday, 1 to Friday, 2 November 2018 at Saint George’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Centurion. Members of the media are invited to cover the event as follows:

MEDIA PROGRAMME

NATIONAL SUMMIT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND FEMICIDE

Time

Session

Speaker/ Facilitator

DAY 1: 1 November 2018

7h00 – 9h00

Registration

All delegates

OFFICIAL OPENING

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: Ms. Susan Shabangu, Minister of Social Development

NATIONAL ANTHEM

9h00 – 9h10

Opening and Welcoming Remarks

Ms. Susan Shabangu, Minister of Social Development

9h10 – 9h25

Introduction of the Summit

Adv. M. Masutha:
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

9h25- 9h35

Civil Society Voice

9h35- 10h20
(5 min each)

Ending Gender-based Violence and Femicide in South Africa: Possible solutions

Moderator:
Ms. Anne Githuku-Shongwe,
Head: UN Women

 

 

·         Femicide Survivor
·         Survivor Inmate
·         Shelter-based survivor
·         Trafficking/Sex worker
·         LGBTI person
·         Rape survivor
·         Survivor from harmful traditional practices
·         Survivor from religious background
·         Person with disabilities
·         Frontline Technical Support

10h20- 10h30

Improving the Role of Judiciary in Ending GBV and Femicide

Justice Mandisa Maya, President of the Supreme Court of Appeal of SA

10h30- 10h40

Advancing Women’s Rights and Safety in a Democratic South Africa and Introduction of the President

Hon. Baleka Mbete,
Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa

10h40- 11h25

Keynote Address

H.E. President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa: President of the Republic of South Africa

 

MEDIA TAKES LEAVE

DAY 2: 2 November 2018 –

08h30-14h40 – PLENARY: REPORT BACK SESSION (Closed Session)

 

14h40- 14h50

Closing remarks and Vote of thanks

Ms. Bathabile Dlamini: Minister of Women in the Presidency

15H30

Joint Media Briefing

Government and Civil Society

 

Enquiries: Phumla Williams, GCIS Acting Director-General 083 5010 139
Issued on behalf of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD)
Pretoria