Sie sind auf Seite 1von 15

SECOND ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA LOCAL

GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE


SUMMIT AND AWARDS
28 – 30 MARCH 2011
KOPANONG HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH
Prevention

AFRICA
“365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END GENDER
VIOLENCE: HALVE GENDER VIOLENCE BY 2015”

Ifo Lapeng Women’s


Movement
HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING
THIS PROBLEM?

• Lesotho’s rural and peri- urban areas


are some of the hottest gender- based
Prevention

violence spots . Not a day goes by


without the media (radio, tv,
newspapers) reporting about the
gruesome rapes of old women, women
and girls in general. The phenomena of
old women being raped in their homes
at night is new in Lesotho

Ifo Lapeng Women’s Movement


IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT?

• Yes it is very important. Gender –


based violence affects social stability,
Prevention

slows social development and may


cause political disturbances

Ifo Lapeng Women’s Movement


HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING
THI S PROBLEM?

• We literally conduct periodic visits to


rural areas, especially areas with high
Prevention

incidences of gender- based violence.


We also run weekly programmes on
local radio station called Mo- Afrika
FM. Its listenership consists primarily
of our target market- ignorant women
trapped in rural traditional life

Ifo Lapeng Women’s Movement


WHAT IS THE TIME-FRAME FOR THE
PROJECT?

• There is no identifiable frame . Each


project is tackled as need arises and
Prevention

for as long as possible, provided


resources are available

Ifo Lapeng women’s Movement


WHO IS THE KEY TARGET? WHO IS
INVOLVED? ARE WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY
INVOLVED?
• Our key targets are vulnerable women
in all walks of life but mostly women
Prevention

who are caught in the circle of poverty


, ignorance and culture. Poverty robs
them of the power to speak for
themselves; ignorance robs them of
the light of knowledge and culture
oppresses them in that they cannot
question what authority says
(husbands, male in-laws
Ifo Lapeng women’s Movement
PARTNERSHIPS FORMED THROUGH THE
PROJECT

• Ifo Lapeng Women’s organization,


CGPU,
Prevention

Ifo Lapeng women’s Movement


RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL,
HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE
MOBILISED?
• We do not have any external or
internal sources of funding. We are
Prevention

fully self- dependent and this impacts


negatively on our plans and projects.
All activities are financed by members’
personal contributions

Ifo Lapeng’s Women’s Movement


MONITORING AND EVALUATION

• We undertake our own evaluation and


monitoring by way of site visits to see
Prevention

if there’s any progress made following


our interventions. We evaluate our
impact by the kinds of responses
gained

Ifo Lapeng Women’s Movement


WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?

• 1.acquistion of new knowledge


• 2.opening space for debates that
Prevention

would otherwise never be debated in


public- culture, ignorance
• 3.direct responses from people’s lips
• 4. Change of attitude and behaviours

Ifo Lapeng Women’s Movement


IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL
TARGETS)

• Through education and advocacy we


strive to help eliminate the causes of
Prevention

GBV by teaching both men and women


about the destructive nature of
violence against women and children.
We believe that education is power.

Ifo Lapeng Women’s Movement


EFFECTIVENESS

• We are convinced that our


interventions , through workshops and
Prevention

site visits have identified loopholes in


issues such as the Sexual Offences Act,
2003 , found to have been passed as
law without sufficient public support

Ifo Lapeng women’s Movement


SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION

• Our projects have the capacity to be


sustainable – if sufficient assistance in
Prevention

terms of resources is made available

Ifo Lapeng Women’s Movement


LESSONS LEARNED

• 1. Debates on women’s welfare ,


especially in respect of ending GBV
Prevention

against women and children has to be


given more attention in the media
because we want future generations
to live in a better society
• We also need to spread education
deeply to grassroots communities

Ifo Lapeng Women’s Movement


Are really hitting the nail on the head
Prevention

when it comes to eradicating GBV in our


communities ? What more can we do?

Ifo Lapeng Women’s Movement