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Security Cluster hosts Virtual Dialogue on gender-based violence and femicide: 31 Aug

29 August 2020

29 August 2020

Under the theme “Improving access to justice for the victims and survivors of GBV and Femicide” Ministers who form part of the Security Cluster will address issues relating to the capacity of the criminal justice system to combating GBVF.

The dialogue closes the 2020 Women’s Month programme and is part of the Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster’s effort to fight the scourge of GBVF.

The Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, will lead a panel of officials from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and representatives from the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

The engagement which aims to enhance government’s response to GBVF will address concerns, take suggestions and engage stakeholders from various organized formations within South African society, including activists and interested citizens.

Details of the virtual dialogue are as follows:

Date: 31 August 2020
Time: 15h00 – 16h30
Venue: Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria. 

Public and Media Participation: Members of the public and the media can watch the dialogue via live streaming on the SA Government Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube channels on the links below:

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Questions from the public may be directed to the panel members via WhatsApp on 079 070 9985.

NB: Members of the media may direct their questions to the GCIS Media WhatsApp groups.

Lirandzu Themba
Cell: 082 604 9080

Issued by: Government Communications

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