Let’s UNITE Towards Gender Equality in South Africa!



Date:     Friday, 8 December 2023

Venue:  Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Time:    08:30 – 13:00 (in-person attendees)

Time:    10:00 – 13:00 (online attendees)

From 25 November to 10 December, the world comes together to commemorate the 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence as part of the annual international campaign. In support of this civil society initiative, the United Nations Secretary-General launched in 2008 the campaign UNITE by 2030 to end violence against women, which runs parallel to the 16 Days of Activism.

Despite elaborate constitutional and legal assurances, gender targeting violence against women, children and LGBTQIA+ remains a pervasive issue in South Africa and is a violation of human rights. It includes physical, psychological, cultural, socio-economic, abuse, discrimination, and gender-based violence. South Africa is leading the 16 days of Activism campaign for 2023 under the theme: “Accelerating actions to end gender-based violence & femicide: leaving no one behind”. The sub-theme for this year is: “Safe access for women to clean water: a basic human right”.

It is against this background that African Monitor (AM)  and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) invite the multiple stakeholders who are invested in achieving gender equality in the country to spotlight the interventions we have implemented or are engaged in, aimed towards achieving gender equality in South Africa.

This call is for recognising, acknowledging and spotlighting interventions implemented by the diverse stakeholders during 2015 – 2031. AM and CSVR will promote engagement in various communication platforms supporting the achievement of gender equality (#SDG5) in the nation, culminating into the flagship event of Friday, 8 December 2023, envisioned to be convened live at the Women’s Jail which is located inside the Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

We look forward to creating a collaborative implementation plan for the period 2024-2030 to advance the achievement of gender equality, in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), SADC Vision 2050, Agenda 2063, and Agenda 2030. 


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