Today is the second day of the Community Mobilisation for Health, Human Rights and Gender Justice meeting that is being held by Sonke Gender Justice, the Wits and Cape Town universities’ schools of public health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of California San Francisco and the Centre for Health and Social Justice, Delhi. Taking place at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, the meeting is being attended by academics, NGOs and activists from different backgrounds and countries.
Today’s programme starts at 9:00 with a review of yesterday’s proceedings and the main part of the programme will run as follows:
9:30 – 11:00 SONKE’S MOBILISING FOR GENDER JUSTICE:
- Patrick Godana, Sonke Gender Justice: Justice for Sandiswa Mhlawuli and Dorcas Nqanqali – Organising in the rural Eastern Cape.
- Keegan Lackay, Sonke Gender Justice, and Shannon Cox, Triangle Project: Justice for David Olyne – Responding to hate-murder in Ceres.
- Thabani Nyoni, Understanding Sonke’s community mobilisation work in refugee and migrant communities.
- Moderator: Desmond Lesejane
11:00 – 11:30 TEA
11:30 – 12:00: AN OVERVIEW OF THE SONKE CHANGE TRIAL AND THE EVOLUTION OF SONKE’S MODEL:
- Dumisani Rebombo, Abigail Hatcher and Nicola Christofides.
12:00 – 1:30 DISCUSSION WITH SONKE COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM (CAT) MEMBERS:
The discussion will be moderated by Patrick Godana, Vuyiseka Dubula and Dumisani Rebombo.
1:30 – 2:30 LUNCH
2:30 – 4.00: MOBILISING TO ADDRESS GBV AND PROMOTE PEACE AND EQUALITY:
- Madeleine Rees, Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
- Vanessa Farr, WILPF, Community mobilisation and social justice activism aimed at gender justice in the MENA region.
- David Tamba Mackieu, Men’s Action for Gender Equality, Sierra Leone.
- Desmond Lesejane, Bafana Khumalo and Mpho Mabhena: Sonke Gender Justice, Working with religious leaders to prevent GBV and advance equality for all.
- Moderator: Tanya Charles
4:00 – 5:30 BREAK-OUT GROUPS (including tea)