Friday 12 July

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!

On 24 November, we are hosting a panel discussion on the role of the criminal justice system in combating GBV. See the invitation and programme for more details.

Luvo Nelani speaks about how the courts system needs to not only do more but transform.


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