Advocating for a National Strategic Plan to end gender-based violence
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42 CSO’s from across South Africa, including PACSA, met in Cape Town in February to discuss and strategize around advocating government to adopt a National Strategic Plan to end gender-based violence. The meeting provided an opportunity for strategic engagement around how best to move forward in building a common response to GBV in the country.
This meeting also reviewed the current NSP campaign through identifying successes and challenges, gaps and opportunities, and strategized to determine how best to move the process forward.
The process started by mapping the timelines from 1980s to 2014, identifying moments based on personal, civil society organisation and national government, related to experiences, contribution and activisms of GBV. The main themes which emerged were: how to use state power in order to be more effective in improving implementation of GBV legislation? How do we fight against GBV in a way which eradicates it in a long term and responds to its consequences in short? How can we build a greater unity in the face of CSO fragmentation?