Picket and handover of petition and “Messages to the Minister” on last day of 16 Days of Activism

December 10th is International Human Rights Day and the last day of 16 Days of Activism – Join us for a picket to deliver “Messages to the Minister”!

We are handing over the messages of South Africans who are tired of inaction and are demanding a national strategic plan to end gender-based violence.

Join us tomorrow morning:

10 December, 8-10 AM
Picket + NSP Petition Delivery to Minister Shabangu
Sandton Convention Centre, main entrance on Maude Street

Meet at 8am at the main entrance of Sandton Convention Centre on Maude Street. Wear your NSP t-shirts, carry placards with messages supporting a national plan to end GBV. As participants exit we will hand out information about why South Africa urgently needs a comprehensive GBV national plan, and try to hand the petition over to the Minister’s office.

Tomorrow on the close of 16 Days of Activism, the Minister of Women (in the Presidency) Susan Shabangu will speak at an R800-per-seat breakfast for “leaders of industry in South Africa” at the Sandton Convention Centre. The Minister has has ignored our repeated requests to meet tomorrow to receive the petition from South African citizens demanding a National Strategic Plan to End Gender-Based Violence. Since she is unwilling to meet, we will go to her in Sandton to deliver the “messages to the Minister”.

Join us in a picket and attempt to deliver our petition.

Inside the meeting, partners will try to read the petition to Minister Shabangu during the Q&A and ask her to come receive it outside at the conclusion of the breakfast at 9:30am.

Please contact Sharon Ekambaram [Sharon.Ekambaram@joburg.msf.org] or Katie Bollbach [Katie@genderjustice.org.za] with any questions.