Date: Friday, 25th November  2011
Time: 08.30 to 15.00
Venue: Diakonia Centre, 20 Diakonia Avenue, Durban, 4001

Please RSVP to Shireen 031-3047001 or admin@agenda.org.za by the 21st November 2011

AGENDA BUILDING A PLATFORM FOR FEMINIST DIALOGUES (read concept paper here)

Agenda celebrates 16 Days of activism
No violence against women November-December 2011.

Date: 25th November, 2011.
Venue: Diakonia Centre, 20 Diakonia Avenue, Durban
8.30am – 4.30pm

PROGRAMME

Welcome and introduction by Agenda 10 minutes

9am Ethekwini Safer Cities Unit Programme – Thandi Nene
Towards safer cities for women – What is the Safer Cities approach to reducing the dangers and incidents of GBV and crime the city’s public spaces. 30 minutes
Discussion: 15 minutes

9.45 Asiye etafuleni –  Phumzile Xulu
A view from the street-level by informal traders. Expanding the meaning of ‘safe’ to create a city that sustains women-friendly, eco-friendly and safe environments for the urban poor. 30 minutes.
Discussion: 15 minutes

Tea 10.30 am -10.45pm

10.45pm Gender Links – Mercy Machisa
Learning from African examples to reduce gender-based violence. Information-sharing on Best Practices from the Gender Links programme. 15 minutes
Discussion: 15 minutes

Lunch: 1 hour Launch of Agenda issues
“Marriage – safe or risky place?”
Guest editor – Devina Perumal
“The Politics of Water?”
Guest editor – Lliane Loots
Women’s community struggles for water and sanitation in Inanda and Chatsworth

2pm Introduction and welcome:

Tarryn Powys – Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE).
How do the Commission on Gender Equality (CGE) and the Ministry of Women, Children and People with Disabilities work to overcome gender inequality in South Africa.  30 minutes

Discussion: What can we learn from this for organisation and research on women’s gender equality struggles. 20 minutes

3 pm: Closure and vote of thanks.

Launch of Agenda journals, 3pm-4pm, details forthcoming.