How can local government address gendered forms of violence?
In the run-up to local government elections conflict has surged, resulting in violence and the destruction of property. In many instances these bitter struggles have been explained as attempts to control the spoils of power. But how could local government be made a site of peace? How could its structures and programmes be constructively turned to addressing sexualised violence, as well as violence within the domestic sphere? What role could the metroplitan police play in creating cities safe for sex workers, or lesbian, gay and transgender persons? And how could local government resources support services to the victims and survivors of gendered forms of violence?
As 3 August draws near, please join us to debate these and other questions with the ANC, DA, EFF, IFP and UDM.
Date: Monday 25 July
Time: 2:00 for 2:30pm
Venue: Women’s Gaol, Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Johannesburg
This event will be the first in a series of three hosted by the Shukumisa Campaign, the Wits City Institute and Constitution Hill aimed at raising debate around the practice and politics of care.