FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATTENTION: ALL EDITORS / REPORTERS MEDIA ADVISORY 26 MAY 2021 – WEDNESDAY
UMZIMVUBU TO LAUNCH A MENS FORUM IN A BID TO CURB GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Umzimvubu Local Municipality is in a bid to curb Gender Based Violence in KwaBhaca and EmaXesibeni. This follows a series of reported GBV cases during the hard stages of the nationwide lockdown. The overarching purpose of the men’s forum is to carefully and systematically institutionalise the promotion of women’s rights.
“Addressing GBV is a complex issue requiring multi-faceted responses and commitment from all stakeholders, including government, civil society and other citizens. There is growing recognition of the impact of GBV and of the need to strengthen the response across all sectors” said Umzimvubu Mayor, Cllr Sobane Mnukwa.
“While prevention initiatives look at how GBV can be prevented from happening, response services can in turn contribute towards preventing violence from occurring or reoccurring. This forum is a prudent example of a prevention initiative. I therefore urge men to attend the launch of this forum in aid of our ailing society” concluded Mayor Mnukwa.
Prospective attendees are reminded that only 250 people will be allowed inside the venue. The planned march from total garage to the Magistrate court has since been cancelled. Attendees are now urged to convene at the town hall in KwaBhaca instead.
Media houses are invited to attend the launch that will take place as follows:
Date: 27 May 2021 – Thursday
Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: Sophia Park. KwaBhaca
For media enquiries please contact:
Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe HOD: Communications and SPU Umzimvubu Local Municipality Zembe.Nokhanyo@umzimvubu.gov.za 039 255 8508 / 072 091 3952