THE TOTALSHUTDOWN INTERSECTIONAL WOMEN’S MARCH 1 AUGUST 2018

#TheTotalShutdown My Body is NOT Your Crime Scene! On the 1st of August 2018, women and gender non-conforming people (GNC) from all over South Africa will shut down the country and march in protest against gender-based violence. Lesotho and Botswana will also form part of the mass action. We have nothing to celebrate on 9 August. Every week, we receive multiple reports of women, children, and gender non-conforming people who have been brutally murdered, kidnapped, or abused, and there is…

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TLAC participates in Striding Men Rally

Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) is participating in a Johnnie Walker campaign called “The Striding Men” rally which is calling for a 365 days campaign to eradicate violence against women and children instead of the current 16 Days Campaign. The aim of this rally is to champion for responsible drinking considering that irresponsible drinking is one of the causes of violence against women and children. The “Striding Men” rally is just one of the many initiatives Johnnie Walker will…

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Give Women Access to Justice to Protect Their Safety

Give Women Access to Justice to Protect Their Safety My name is Shireen Motara and I have worked with violence against women for over two decades. My current role is supporting fundraising and income generation for organisations that do this important work, but are hamstrung by reduced and redirected funding. The purpose of this campaign is to raise funds for the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre  to establish an Affordable Law Clinic that can generate income to support its programs that…

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TLAC’s BREAKFAST CONVERSATION

WHY DOES VAWG PERSIST IN SA AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? There was a start off point that acknowledged the move and change in conversation over the years from “violence against women” to GBV. This is a step in the right direction as all the core issues must be dealt with from a gendered perspective. Such a perspective and approach will assist in addressing the gaps and errors in the system to respond to GBV appropriately. Although it…

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