16 Days of Gender-Based Violence Activism - Corporate Campaign  



TDCI, SABPP and the NWU’s Unit for Continuing Education will, from 25 November to 10 December 2021, be hosting a 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender-Based Violence. Thematically the campaign advocates the shift from Awareness to Action, Alignment and Accountability. The campaign focusses on the elimination of Gender-based workplace violence and hostility, and the enabling of a culture that embraces diversity and fosters equity, inclusive and belonging. 

The structured advocacy programme endeavours to make visible and address abusive gender relations, patriarchal patterns and destructive power relations, and empower employers to establish prevention mechanisms that inculcate gender equity and equality. The campaign aligns to the government’s Emergency Response Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide that was initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa to mitigate the scourge of Gender-Based violence in the country. 

The campaign endeavours to move organisational efforts from Awareness of Gender-Based Violence towards Action, Alignment, and Accountability. It aims to create equitable and inclusive workplaces where everyone can experience a sense of belonging. The campaign unpacks how organisations can fashion workplaces that are free from harassment and violence through crafting mitigating strategies, policies and procedures; mobilise organisational structures and systems that eliminate violence and hostility; and hone a workplace culture that embraces diversity and fosters equity, inclusion and belonging. The campaign focuses organisations on the world we all want to live in.