EVENTS

Centre for Conflict Resolution Dialogue: Violence Against Women

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) would like to invite you to a public dialogue on “Ending Violence Against Women in South Africa: Disruption and Innovation”, to be held at 17:30 on Monday, 23 April 2018, at 6 Spin Street in Cape Town.

The Honourable Delisile Ngwenya, Member of Parliament and Member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and Ms Kwezilomso Mbandazayo, Programme Manager of Women’s Rights and Gender Justice at Oxfam South Africa, will be speaking at the meeting. Professor Floretta Boonzaier, of the University of Cape Town (UCT), will be chairing the panel and also addressing the gathering. (Please see the attached notification.)

We do hope that you will be able to join us for this dialogue, which is part of an ongoing series of public meetings hosted by CCR that have become a fixture on Cape Town’s political and social diary.

All are welcome and entry is free, though please RSVP for seating: public-dialogues@ccr.org.za.

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LAW, EVENTS, GENDER POLITICS

Event: Developing Court Models in South Africa

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The Centre for Law and Society (UCT) in partnership with the Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign takes great pleasure in inviting you to the panel on Developing Relevant Models for Specialised Sexual Offences Courts in South Africa.
The event will be presented under the CLS Hub, which aims to offer supportive spaces for engaged debates around critical socio-legal issues, and regularly hosts events, targeted at students, activists, academics and legal practitioners, that engage with critical issues in law and society.
The panelists will be Lisa Vetten (WITS City Institute), Aisling Heath (Gender Health and Justice Research Unit, UCT) and Karen Hollely (The Child Witness Institute). They will be presenting a summary of findings from their recent research on the sexual offences courts for an audience in which stakeholders from within the criminal justice system will be invited to play an active role when it comes to question time. The audience will also comprise Western Cape based NGO partners and activists as well as students and academics.
The event details are as follows:
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 5:30 for 6:00 pm
Venue: Kramer Lecture Theatre 2, Level 2, Wilfred and Jules Kramer Law Building
Register for free and RSVP for catering at pbl-cls@uct.ac.za.
CURRENT AFFAIRS, GENDER POLITICS

Weekly feminist round up – 16 April 2018

Read

Kabelo Chabala writes that Mama Winnie was the epitome of a black African feminist here

What trigger warnings are and are not here

Molly Ringwald reflects on the Breakfast Club here

Does ‘Nice for What’ mark a new era for Drake? Find out here

Our Bodies, Ourselves is shelved, so what now? asks Jessica Valenti here

Junot Diaz writes about childhood trauma, the silence, and its impact on The New Yorker here

Tim Winton writes how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny here

Jen Thorpe, editor of Feminism Is, unpacks what it means to be feminist here

Jobs and Opportunities

Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) is looking for a consultant to conduct a mid-term review here

Mama Cash is looking for a short-term consultant here

Submit your essay for the Bodley Head prize here

Mothers to Mothers is looking for a research and strategic information manager here

Events

Come to the 5th Feminism Is book launch this Thursday in Cape Town. Details below

Feminism Is Cavendish Invite

Feel free to mail us with your opportunities, articles, events, ideas, books etc via feministssa@gmail.com

CULTURE, Uncategorized

Weekly Feminist Round Up – 9 April, 2018

Passing of an icon

  • Winnie Madikizela Mandela, struggle icon, passes away at 81. Read Sisonke Msimang’s piece on reimagining Winnie here
  • Listen to Eusebius McKaiser’s review of the Life and Times of Mama Winnie here
  • Listen to Gugu Mhlungu discuss the impact of patriarchy on Winnie’s chance to be Deputy President here

Podcasts to check out

  • An activist filmmaker tackling patriarchy in Pakistan via the New Yorker here
  • Meg Wolitzer’s ‘The Female Persuasion’ Rides the Feminist Waves via the New Yorker here
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Reni Eddo-Lodge in Discussion at the Southbank Centre here

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Books

  • Feminism Is: South Africans Speak Their Truth – Get it at Exclusive Books, The Book Lounge, or online here
  • A list of the top 10 feminist non-fiction books to read this year here
  • 24 amazing new feminist books coming in 2018 here

Opportunities

  • Apply for a Young Feminist Media Fellowship here
  • AWID is looking for a Resource Mobilisation Manager here

Events

  • Haji Mohamed Dawjee launches her book ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’ at the Book Lounge on Monday 9 April. RSVP here and at Love Books in Joburg on 11 April here
  • Feminism Is launches at Cavendish Exclusive Books on the 19th April at 6pm.

Support

  • Make a one-off or regular donation to Rape Crisis here

Send your suggestions for inclusions in this list to feministssa@gmail.com 

GENDER POLITICS, POLITICS

The Feminist Women’s Art Network Wants Your Opinion

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The Feminist Women’s Art Network would like to know your answers to these questions:

  1. What do you think of Bathabile Dlamini’s appointment as Minister of Women?
  2. What are your thoughts on the Women’s Ministry as a whole (before Dlamini even)?
  3. How do you think this is going to affect how women’s issues are dealt with? Do you see it being different?
  4. What message do you think the ANC and President Cyril Ramaphosa are giving Women in the country?
  5. What should we demand, how can we act to fix this?

Send your answers to them via Coordinator@1in9.org.za or ampstudio3@gmail.com