On 14 July 2017, SECTION27 launched a campaign called #FAILEDBYSYSTEMS in which a team of SECTION27 women and non-binary people published a series of weekly op-eds in the Daily Maverick focusing on different systems responses to the gender-based violence (GBV) crisis in South Africa.
Our aim was to shine a light on womxn, transgender people and children – from all walks of life and of all ages – as they journey through a system which seems to be designed for their protection, but actually ends in further injustice, humiliation and trauma.
Over the months of July and Augsut, SECTION27 published a series of articles in The Daily Maverick, each aimed at highlighting our own or our clients’ interactions with the systems meant to ensure protection against gender-based violence. This publication is the culmination of those efforts. Read it here!
Luvo Nelani speaks about how the courts system needs to not only do more but transform.