Sonke presents at 2014 Sexual Offences Indaba

28 to 30 July, Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

The Sexual Offences Indaba is organised on an annual basis by the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs (SOCA) Unit at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The overarching objectives of the 2014 Indaba are to design value inculcation mechanisms in service delivery; develop sexual offences prevention plans across all three spheres of government; integrate strategies to address sexual offences across sector lines; and identify indicators for effective monitoring and evaluation.

The theme for 2014 is “360 Degrees Against Sexual Offences”. This theme is aimed at creating a platform whereby role players may collaboratively support the government of South Africa in the realisation of its constitutional mandate to protect all its people by specifically and holistically responding to the high levels of sexual violence in the country. The 360 Degrees Against Sexual Offences Indaba will be facilitated by the SOCA Unit and various experts from government and NGOs, and will cover a range of prevention and service delivery topics.

During the 2014 Indaba, Sonke’s Senior Programmes Specialist, Bafana Khumalo, will present on prevention initiatives on the panel “Engaging Men and Boys to Address GBV – One Man Can Campaign” and Nonhlanhla Skosana, Sonke’s One Man Can Trainer, will present on the panel “Increasing Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault in South Africa” (ISSSAP) project: Local media advocacy to address sexual violence: the role of community radio stations” .

The five years ISSSAP project is currently run by the NPA SOCA Unit in partnership with the Foundation for Professional Development, Soul City, the Medical Research Council and Sonke Gender Justice.