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The “boys club” in churches promotes violence

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The second Presidential Summit on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) continued on Wednesday, November 3.

Today’s panel was faced with relevant questions from the audience, including the inaction of the faith sector.

GBVF Summit: Day 2

Gender violence in churches

Reverend June Dolly-Major asked why the faith sector remains silent when the perpetrators are among them.

Representing the Faith Sector, Daniela Gennrich said that the faith sector was doing its part in the implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on Gender Violence and Femicide.

A group of activists had been formed to analyze the problems in the sector and develop a program to “respond specifically to the different pillars”.

Gennrich also explained why there is so much resistance when it comes to GBGV – there is a “boys club” mentality that is hard to get past.

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GBVF Summit: Day 1 Summary

Today’s panel discussion continues from yesterday’s lively discussion when Sihle Sibisi challenged ministers and pointed out their hypocrisy.

Addressing the summit on Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said eradicating violence against women and children must be the “first priority”.

The government was tasked with implementing a National Strategic Plan and the GBVF Bill during the first GBVF Presidential Summit in 2018.

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National Strategic Plan

Ramaphosa said the government had agreed to develop the NSP to guide the country’s national response to the scourge of gender-based violence.

The plan will help coordinate the different sectors involved in the fight against GBV, and align the government’s actions with those of the private sector and civil society.

However, several activists said yesterday that the government had dragged the process and demanded an explanation.

NOW READING: This is why the implementation of the plan has been delayed.


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