Northern Cape Provincial Govt. organised second Presidential Summit on GBVF

South Africa: The MEC for Social Development of Northern Cape Provincial Government, Ms Nontobeko Vilikazi, yesterday attended the second Presidential Summit on Gender-based violence GBVF at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.

Northern Cape Provincial Govt. organised second Presidential Summit on GBVF
Northern Cape Provincial Govt. organised second Presidential Summit on GBVF

South Africa: The MEC for Social Development of Northern Cape Provincial Government, Ms Nontobeko Vilikazi, yesterday attended the second Presidential Summit on Gender-based violence GBVF at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.

The motive of the Summit was to bring together a number of stakeholders which they targetted the President of the Republic of South Africa, relevant Government Departments, Civil Society, Women of all walks of life, the Private Sector, development partners and academia amongst others, to reflect on the work undertaken since the first Presidential Summit on GBVF in November 2018.

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Moreover, they also discussed the key successes and challenges that are faced by the public in their day-to-day lives, and after that, they also made and highlighted some of the strategies in order to overcome them. 

Nontobeko Vilikazi is a member of the ANC (African National Congress), and ANC already did a lot in order to stop GBVF, and they also organised many campaigns too. 

On November 1, they also scheduled the second Presidential Summit on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, and this conference was scheduled exactly after four years to the day since they made a pledge to each other to work together to end the Violence that men perpetrate against women and children in South Africa, and it was addressed by the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa.

Gender-based Violence is a more widespread problem, and the vulnerability of women is even worse as men have declared war against women.

President of the Country Cyril Ramaphosa’ considers gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), as the country’s second pandemic, and they launched a campaign formally in 2020. However, the result of the campaign was not as good as expected; women are still suffering and facing Violence by their partners, home, and in-laws, and those who are educated are also facing Violence in their workplace.