Sonke and SAfm host dialogue on “The Role of Local Government in Preventing and Addressing Gender-Based Violence”

Ending gender-based violence in our homes, communities, churches, schools, on our streets and in our villages and cities needs all levels of government working together.

As the level of government closest to the community, local government is well-placed to promote gender equality and to lead a comprehensive approach to preventing violence against women. It has a wide reach across the community since councils are located where people live, work, play and learn, and also manages these spaces. Councils are civic leaders and large local employers. These close and diverse connections with the community present unique opportunities for local government to build knowledge and raise awareness towards ending violence against all women.

But, is local government fulfilling this role? If so, what are some of the best practices? If not, what are the challenges and what should be done to enhance its role to prevent and address gender-based violence?

Come join Sonke and SAfm, together with a range of speakers from government and civil society organisations in an Outside Broadcast Dialogue to grapple with these issues.

When: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Time: 09:00 – 12:00 noon
Where: Diepkloof Comprehensive Welfare Centre, 13141 Marthinus Smuts Drive, Soweto

For more information and to rsvp, please contact:

Khopotso Bodibe, Communications Co-ordinator, Sonke Gender Justice: 082 495 4158 or via email: