Invitation to a Town Hall Meeting: 'Making Laws Work For Women'
16 Days of Activism Town Hall Meeting - 20 November 2012
Violence against women is widespread in South African communities and requires everyone to take steps to end its occurrence. As part of this year's '16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children' the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) aims to bring communities and ward councilors together to examine the role of local government in addressing violence against women. We will be doing this through three town hall meetings convened in Katlehong, Everton and Orange Farm. The theme of the meetings is gender based violence and how citizens can hold the state liable for addressing GVB challenges. Key questions to be explored with local councillors include:
- What programmes do they have in place to address the problem of violence against women? How have they engaged communities in the design and implementation of these programmes?
- What role can local councillors play in ensuring that laws such as the 1998 Domestic Violence Act and the 2007 Sexual Offences Amendment Act are effectively implemented at local level? How do councillors engage with the SAPS and Community Policing Forums (CPFs) around the implementation of these laws?
Please join us for the first of these meetings on the 20th November, 2012
Time: 10h00 to 12h00
Venue: Swedish Free Church, Katlehong, Johannesburg.
Secure parking is available.
Please RSVP to Towera Sichinga by the 19th November, 2012.
Tel: 011 403 4267
Fax: 011 403 4275