Day 1

Tuesday  24 October
Programme Directors

Rebaone Petlele, SANAC & Nomfundo Majola, AFSA

10:00 – 10:30  Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ms Caroline Wills, NACOSA

Ms Phumelele Ngcobo, AFSA

10:30 – 11:00 Opening Ceremony

Joyous Choir, Ekhupoleni Mental Health & Trauma Centre

11:00 – 11:30  Key Note Address

Dr Connie Kganakga, SANAC

11:30 – 13:00  Plenary

  1. Gender & HIV: ENDING THE VIOLENCE AT HOME: First learnings from the IPV Programme – Sharon Kouta, NACOSA
  2. She Conquers Campaign – Hasina Subedar, National Department of Health
  3. Post Violence Against Women: What it looks like when it’s fixed – Emma and Barbara Holtmann, We Are Fixed
  4. A Critical Assessment of the Role of NGOs in the Delivery of Services at TCCs – Shukumisa Coalition
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch
14:00 – 16:30  Plenary

  1. Best Practices in the Real World: What counselling should we provide for rape survivors in South Africa? – Kempie van Rooyen, Psychological Society of South Africa, Trauma and Violence Division
  2. Understanding the Factors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence Amongst Female Sex Workers in Soweto – Venice Mbowane, Perinatal HIV Research UnitVideo & Poem: I have Life (movie trailer) & I am Woman (poem) Alison Botha, Rape Survivor
  3. Holistic and Restorative Approaches to GBV with Links to HIV & AIDS – Venessa Padayachee, NICRO
18:30  Cocktail & Entertainment

Day 2

Wednesday 25 October
Programme Directors

Venessa Padayachee, NICRO & Sharon Kouta, NACOSA

9:00 – 9:30  Welcome & Re-Cap
9:30 – 10:00  Entertainment

Tiger Boys, Ekhupoleni Mental Health & Trauma Centre

10:00 – 10:30  Key Note Address

Claudia Lopes, Heinrich Böll Foundation Southern Africa

10:30 – 11:00  Plenary

  1. A Multi-faith Response to Addressing the Faith Dimensions and Root Cause of Violence Against Women – Elizabeth Petersen, South African Faith and Family Institute (SAFFI)
  2. Understanding Victimization and Poly-victimisation Amongst Female Sex Workers in South Africa – Jenny Coetzee, Perinatal HIV Research Unit
11:00 – 11:30  Tea
11:30 – 12:00  Panel: Community Level Responses & Interventions

  1. Gender-based Violence and HIV/Aids amongst children and youth on the Cape Flats – Valdi van Reenen Le Roux, Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture
  2. The prevention of violence against Women and Girls at Community level – Kempie van Rooyen, Berenice Jacobs-Malgas, Jane Nglunga, Psychological Society of South Africa, Trauma and Violence Division
  3. Civic Aptitude Resulting in Growth – Charlene Flavell & Aidan Connolly, The Relevance Network
12:00 – 13:00  Survivor Stories
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch
14:00 – 15h00  Panel: Youth Perspective

  1. Teenz Alliance in Ending Sexual Violence in Schools – Jeanette Sera, POWA
  2. I am the Future – Simpiwe Nontamo, Tandolwethu Community Development Centre
15h00 – 15h20  Tea
15h20 – 15h45  Panel: Getting the Word Out

Media reporting on GBV & HIV – Sophie Hobbs, NACOSA and Sultana Mapker, Voices 360

15h45 – 16h00  Announcements
18:00  National Strategic Plan Shadow Framework & Shukumisa website launch

Day 3

Thursday, 26 October
Programme Directors

Claudia Lopes, Heinrich Böll Foundation Southern Africa & Zarina Majiet, MOSAIC

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome & Re-Cap

Dr Maureen van Wyk, NACOSA

09h30 – 10h00  Key Note Address

Special measures to support the prosecution of rape -Lisa Vetten, WITS City Institute

10h00 – 10:30 Plenary

  1. Call for a National Strategic Plan for Gender-Based Violence – Rakgadi Mohlahlane, Stop Gender Violence Campaign
  2. Re-imagining a Human Rights Model to address Violence against transgender women in South Africa –  Kapesi Antony Chakuwamba, Researcher & Human Rights Activist
10:30 – 11:00 Tea
11:00 – 13:00 Break-Away 1: Vulnerability of Victims of GBV

  1. Reducing Vulnerability of victims of Gender based Violence to HIV/AIDS – Licky Thusi, GRIP
  2. Utilising Personal Risk Assessment Tools for learning, reflection and exchange on individual and societal attitudes, beliefs and practices, myths, misconceptions and systems related to GBV HIV and AIDS and how they feed into the state response – Thabisani Ncube, AFSA
  3. Scaling up intervention to reduce the vulnerability of victims of GBV to HIV and AIDS in Cape Town between April 2016 – March 2017 – Isobella Chimatira, MOSAIC
  4. The Use of Counselling to Curb Domestic Violence – Prisca Goremusandu, Khuluma Family Counselling
  5. Fighting Rape and Promoting Health in Prisons – Doreen Gaura, JDI- SA

Break-Away 2: Exploring South Africa’s Response to IPV and Rape in the Context of HIV

  1. “Never your fault”: South Africa’s response to IPV in the context of HIV –  Tian  Johnson, Aids Legal Network
  2. Thuthuzela Care Centres as a model for reducing GBV and HIV – Nomnqweno Gqada, Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust
  3. PEP: Interventions that enhance adherence – Fiona Dama, TVEP & Martha Radebe, Ekupholeni Mental Health & Trauma Centre)
  4. Critical Questions: The role of NGO services at TCCs –  Shukumisa Coalition
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Interactive Resolution
14:45 – 15:00 Closing Address

Rebaone Petlele, SANAC

Important Dates

Conference: 24 - 26 Oct 2017
Closing dates:
Registration: 12 Oct
Abstract submissions: Noon, 05 Oct
Abstract selection: 09 Oct
Registration desk
24 Oct 08h00 to 09h00

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