Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre

We Need To Talk


WeNeedToTalkIn 2015-16 Tshwaranang is hosting 6 conversations as part of the series, “We Need to Talk…” which aims to facilitate thought provoking conversations that will traverse contentious, challenging and critical issues that are important and relevant to women.  



 “We Need To Talk… about women’s movements in South Africa” 

The conversation will unite original perspectives from a panel of women with diversity of experience across different women’s movements in SA. 


Speakers at past events include:

 Sakina Mohamed, People Opposing Women Abuse                             ‘The National Network on Gender Based Violence’           
 Dianne Massawe, Sex Workers Education Advocacy Taskforce 'The Sex Workers movement for equality and decriminalisation'
 Zama Ndlovu, National Planning Commission Secretariat & Independent writer 'Why we need a women's movement' 
 Thandiwe Zulu, Regional Manager, Black Sash Black Sash, who are we today and where are we going’
Lisa Vetten, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research 'The history of women's movements and feminism today in South Africa'
Portia Kobue, Executive Producer of Interface, SABC 2 Conversation Moderator

“We Need to talk…” is a series of challenging and thought provoking conversations, sponsored by the MTN SA Foundation as part of their commitment towards raising awareness of gender based violence against women and children in South Africa.

You can find a report of the June conversation “We Need to Talk… about why justice is an aspiration but not a reality for the women of South Africa” by following the link below:  

  Report from Justice Conversation


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