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End GBV-F Media Discussion Follow Up

 

Following the success of the End GBV-F campaign that took place on the 13th of November Empire Partner Foundation hosted a GBV-F media discussion with journalists, representatives from the media and community activist groups such as the Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa (ACT). 

While many GBV-F campaigns to date focus on awareness; EPF is targeting critical next steps and action with a tech based solution and the app was hailed by community based organisations and activists as a game-changer for the movement to EndGBV-F in South Africa.

While sharing her personal story as a survivor of GBV,  Jasmine Mokwena, EPF’s Marketing Coordinator,highlighted the need for an impactful and urgent solution to end GBV.

Daily Safety and security daily challenges such as police response time, limited resources and reporting were raised through engagements with community activist groups such as the iconic Black Doek Movement, Resolute Men, Kuhluka Movement, Elizabeth Walks. The complex challenges and underlying root causes were also raised by representatives from Amnesty International, the Gender Command Centre, and government departments such as The Department of Social Development.

The Afri-tec tech-based response to GBV-F an intervention for vulnerable women and groups is uniquely positioned as to address the challenge.

During the discussion with media, Ninel Musson of the END GBV-F.org  highlighted the importance of community collaboration with the media to amplify stories and also solutions to create change.

 

EndGBV-F.org also shared that during the plethora of activities that will take place during the 16 days of activism, they would continue to engage communities and organisations and focus on the role of tech as the disruptive piece of the puzzle to solve GBV challenges in South Africa.

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