Invitation: Making the law work for women

Violence against women is widespread in South African communities and requires everyone to take steps to end its occurrence. As part of this year’s ’16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children’ the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) aims to bring communities and ward councilors together to examine the role of local government in addressing violence against women. We will be doing this through three town hall meetings convened in central Johannesburg, Soweto and Ekurhuleni.

Key questions to be explored with local councillors include:

  •  What programmes do they have in place to address the problem of violence against women? How have they engaged communities in the design and implementation of these programmes?
  • What role can local councillors play in ensuring that laws such as the 1998 Domestic Violence Act and the 2007 Sexual Offences Amendment Act are effectively implemented at local level? How do councillors engage with the SAPS and community policing forums (CPFs) around the implementation of these laws?

Please join us for the SECOND OF THESE MEETINGS FOR THE GREATER SOWETO REGION on 5 December, 2011.
Time:11h00 to 13h00
Venue:Meadowlands Multipurpose Hall (2756 Meadowlands, Zone 10,next to Sinqobile Clinic)
Please RSVP to Towera Sichinga before the 3 December, 2011.

Please join us for the THIRD OF THESE MEETINGS FOR THE EKHURULENI REGION on 7 December, 2011.
Time:11h00 to 13h00
Venue:Swedish Church: Khumalo Valley next to Sontonga Mall, Katlehong
Please RSVP to Towera Sichinga before the 6 December, 2011.
Secure parking is available.

RSVP: Towera
Tel: 011 403 4267
Fax: 011 403 4275
Email: towera@tlac.org.za

A joint project of the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre and the Heinrich Boll Foundation

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