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Round Table on Gender-Based Violence

Live streaming by EPNET LIVE 19th August 2017.

Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor

Remarking on Womens’ Month the Minister stated that, “Recent events of violence in our country, particularly against women have eclipsed the true intention of “Womens Month” in South Africa. We been so immersed with the violence that has been underway in this month that we have almost forgotten what Womens’ Month is all about”. Its a month in which we celebrate the courage of thousands of women who took on the awful might of the Apartheid State”.

In response to the recent spate of femicides in South Africa, the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, will host a live web streaming round-table discussion on gender-based violence in an attempt to end the scourge in the country.

The panel discussion focused on research conducted on the subject by the Human Sciences Research Council and other institutions, such as the Medical Research Council and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The DST is holding the round-table discussion to initiate a national conversation in this regard, with a focus on adolescent perpetrators and victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

The debate themed “Gender-based Violence: Adolescent victims and offenders: reflection on evidence and practice”, will bring together key stakeholders working on issues related to gender-based violence. The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Ms Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, including researchers, academics, practitioners, policy-makers and activists from around the country.

The Department of Science and Technology

The Department of Science and Technology seeks to boost socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation. To achieve its goals, the Department provides leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation.

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