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Government and civil society host National Gender-based Violence and Femicide Summit, 1 to 2 Nov

01 November 2018

1 November 2018

Media Programme: GBV and Femicide Summit

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:

National Summit on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide



Speaker/ Facilitator

Day 1: 1 November 2018

7h00 – 9h00


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


Introduction of the Summit

Adv. M. Masutha:

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services


Civil Society Voice

9h35- 10h20

(5 min each)

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


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


Joint Media Briefing

Government and Civil Society


Phumla Williams
Cell: 083 5010 139

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