Tackling a global crisis at grassroots level

Communities are the bedrock of society, they hold the power to influence a change to the status quo as it relates to violent and unjust treatment of women, girls, differently abled persons and members of the lgbtqi+ community.

Until we empower, educate and seek to redress the gender stereotypes within our communities, we will not achieve gender just and violence free societies.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a grave human rights violation that poses a severe health and safety concern. Women, girls, differently abled persons and members of the Lgbtqi+ community, are mostly likely to be subjected to sexual or physical violence, during their lifetime.

Despite constitutional and legislative safeguards enacted by the South African government, gender and sexual orientation-based violence persists at alarming rates.

In line with this, Generation G, South African coalition seeks to engage communities in a series of dialogue around the promotion of gender justice and the prevention of GBV.

The programme endeavours to do this through the following long term objectives:

  • Mobilising public support
  • Policy Change
  • Civil Society Strengthening

Call to action

Activate Change Drivers invites you to our Generation G community dialogue, taking place at 10:00 on Saturday on 14 May 2022 at Victorious Church (12856 Falcon Road, Ext 7a Strettford, 1805).

Where we will endeavour to engage the youth in Orange Farm, on innovative ways of creating gender just and violence-free communities.

Through the four part dialogue series, we seek to mobilize young people in their full diversity, in promoting gender justice and prevention of gender- based violence on and offline.

The objectives of the dialogues include but not limited to:

  • Engaging youth in Gender Justice and prevention of Gender Based Violence and Femicide.
  • Understanding key drivers of GBV and Gender Injustices
  • Understanding the key needs of each community to enable them to contribute to the promotion of Gender Justice and the prevention ofGBV.
  • Developing innovative ways towards the creation of gender just andviolence free societies.

About Generation G

Generation G is a global programme implemented in seven (7) Countries namely; Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, and the Netherlands.

The partnership strives towards creating gender-just and violence-free communities for and young people in their full diversity. Youth from 15 – 32 are at the heart of this partnership as they are often excluded from meaningful decision-making spaces.

The Generation G South African Coalition comprises three partner organizations namely; ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, Sonke Gender Justice and ActionAid South Africa are responsible for advancing the objective of the Generation G programme in South Africa.

For further inquiries and media engagements contact the Activate team:

Nkokheli Mankayi
Generation G Project Manager

Thato Mphuthi
Generation G Orange farm Community champions

Zamayirha Peter
Communications Manager Activate Change Drivers