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Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane
Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane
Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane
Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane
Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane
Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane
Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane
Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane
Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane
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Using Key Events to Influence Change - Masimanyane

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  • 1. 37 St Marks RoadSouthernwood5201Eastern Cape,South AfricaP.O. Box 565East London Presented at VOICES Conference5200 By Thabisa BoboSouth Africa On the 15th November 2012(w) 27437439169(F) 27437439176maswsc@iafrica.com
  • 2.  Non Governmental Organisation founded in 1995 by the current Executive Director- Dr. Lesley Ann Foster- based in East London, South Africa Mainly focussing on addressing violence against women and girls, SRHR and gendered nature of HIV/AIDS Working within the human rights and democratic framework. Underpinned by substantive equality, non discrimination and state accountability
  • 3. Programmatic work Crisisintervention and support services Primary prevention and awareness raising Women’s leadership development and training Research, government monitoring, lobbying and advocacy
  • 4.  Women and girls on the ground (lived realities) CBOs and FBOs (wider reach) National and international organisation (IWRAR Asia Pacific) Regional networks ( Amanitare) Chapter 9 institutions (Human rights commission, Commission on gender equality, ect) Tertiary institutions Ect
  • 5. CEDAW-( Convention on Elimination of all forms Discrimination Against Women) Was adopted in 1979 and entered into force in 1981 Enacted in the United Nations and ratified by South Africa on the 15 December 1995 Provides an international standard for protecting and promoting women’s human rights States are responsible for a range of steps toward the practical realisation of rights:  Individual violations and weaknesses in systems and institutions  Addresses stereotypes and discriminatory social and cultural norms  Private and public spheres
  • 6.  CEDAW Shadow Report Presenting NGO Statement Lobbying- Lunch briefing Listening to the State party’s report presentation Influencing concluding comments/observations Feedback to the communities and sharing Concluding observations Started to initiate Inquiry under the OP CEDAW
  • 7.  Women’s cooperation and willingness to learn and talk openly about their experiences and concerns Acknowledgement of the achievements made to address violence against women Building alliances for good working relations for sharing resources and support
  • 8.  The concerns we raised are contained with the concluding observations and making this a significant input from ourselves and other NGO’s in South Africa Our profile has been raised on an international level- (the only NGO in the world invited to make inputs on the UN General Assembly on the increase of VAW and lack of response from states to curb it)
  • 9.  Our presence in Geneva was significant and gave us the opportunity to observe the entire reporting process by South Africa to the United Nations and we had a significant opportunity to influence the UN’s response to the government report. Masimanyane’s continued partnerships with internationally based advocacy organisations enabled the organisation to make a success of this initiative.
  • 10. Thabisa BoboMasimanyane Women’sSupport CentreC: 0825170819O: 0437439169F: 0437439179E: thabisa.bobo@gmail.com

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