MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium skills-building session on intimate partner violence

MenEngage Africa invites you to an interactive skills-building session on what is termed “intimate partner violence (IPV)”, which will take place as part of the roundtable discussions of the ongoing MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium.

Hello! MenEngage Africa invites you to an interactive skills-building session on what is termed “intimate partner violence (IPV)”, which will take place as part of the roundtable discussions of the ongoing MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium. 

DATE: Wednesday, 28 April 2021

TIME: 9am – 11am CAT

The term “intimate partner violence (IPV)” describes physical, sexual or psychological harm caused by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence is common in many societies, it’s mostly perpetrated by men against women and girls, and it is the leading cause of femicide. IPV is deeply rooted in patriarchy and gender inequality.

As part of the Ubuntu Symposium, MenEngage Africa is hosting a skills-building session to address the perverse issue.  This skills-building session will provide an opportunity to reflect on the impact of IPV on women and girls in Africa and it will interrogate the drivers of IPV, identify gaps in the system that continue to fuel it and also share some of the best practices that MenEngage Eswatini and MengageEngage Namibia have used in efforts to reduce cases of IPV that can be used in other contexts.

We are inviting partners to come join us on Wednesday, 28 April as we learn from one another and explore possible solutions. 

Panellists

  • Bonginkosi Ndlangamandla –  National Coordinator, MenEngage Eswatini.
  • Andrew Moyo – Executive Director, Umsimisi Community Project Organisation.
  • Elize Prins – Program Manager: Gender, Lifeline/ChildLine Namibia.
  • Klaivert Assis – African Youth and Adolescents Network (AfriYAN) Namibia country president.

Be sure not to miss out on this conversation! 

More information

For more information about this skills-building session, please contact: 

Josephine Mukwendi, MenEngage Africa Specialist, on josephine@genderjustice.org.za.  

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