THE SOUTH AFRICAN COALITIONS
 
   
    Imbiza-East London Area  
    Port Elizabeth  
  GAUTENG  
KWAZULU NATAL  
LIMPOPO  
MPUMALANGA  
NORTHERN CAPE  
NORTH WEST  
WESTERN CAPE  
 
  ~ HOME
  INTERSECT
  ~ Mission Statement
  ~ Goals
  ~ Background
  ~ Board & Staff
  ~ Donate
  HIV / VAW & G
  ~ Statistics
  ~ Behind the Statistics
  ~ Domestic Violence
  ~ Rape
  ~ Trafficking & Slavery
~ Cultures of Violence
  WORLDWIDE
  ~ News / Actions
  ~ Photo Gallery
  CONTACTS
  ~ People
  ~ Links
  COALITIONS
  ~ South Africa
  ~ Egypt
  ~ Iraq
  ~ India
  ~ Kenya
 


INTERSECT SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE ON SOLIDARITY

The three original African Intersect Coalitions in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, and the Western Cape and INTERSECT hosted the First South African Intersect Coalitions Conference. We invited representatives working in HIV and Violence Against Women & Girls from the remaining six provinces. The Conference was a catalyst for launching Intersect Coalitions in every province in South Africa. Once the new Coalitions are up and running it will be possible to create a national awareness of the profound connection between HIV and VAW&G, bring the women’s movement fully into the campaign to end HIV/AIDS and give women the tools they need to face these epidemics with power, knowledge and the capacity to make significant and substantive change. The Conference was held at the Beach Hotel in Durban and was organized by Cookie Edwards and her dynamic team. The Conference featured extraordinary speakers on a range of Intersect related topics. Speakers included: Deputy Minister Cheryl Gillwald, Folami Harris, Nonkosi Kumalo, Deputy Minister Nozizwe Charlotte Mandlala-Routledge, and Charlene Smith.
Conference Guests participated in work sessions, group work and planning the way forward. This Conference will bring the INTERSECT Vision for social justice into clear focus and inspire empowerment, creativity and action across South Africa.

This Conference will bring the INTERSECT Vision for social justice into clear focus and inspire empowerment, creativity and action across South Africa. Conference Guests participated in work sessions, group work and planning the way forward.


DAY 1:
Theme / Focus : VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS & HIV/AIDS

SESSION I :

  • CHAIRPERSON : Folami Harris, Women’s Human Rights Consultant, former Director Margaret
    Sanger Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Opening and Welcome: Folami Harris
  • Introduction -- Slide show
  • Key note address:
    Deputy Minister Nozizwe Charlotte Mandlala-Routledge
    Linking Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Sally Fisher, Founder INTERSECT, Program Director
    Concept of Intersect Coalition
  • Folami Harris
    Global View-Analysis and social impact of HIV on women
  • Charlene Smith, Journalist, Rape Action Group (RAGS)
    Sexual Offences and HIV/AIDS [PEP]
  • Questions and Answers

LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 2 :

GROUP SESSIONS -- HOW SOLIDARITY AND ACTNG IN COALITION AND PARTNERSHIP CAN SERVE WOMEN & THWART HIV/AIDS

Group 1: Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS
Group 2: Sexual Offence / Rape and HIV/AIDS
Group 3: Children (Girl Child) /SA Youth and HIV/AIDS
Group 4: Human Rights and HIV/AIDS /Violence Against Women
[workplace & refugees]
Group 5: Religion / Cultural practices & HIV/AIDS

15H00 - 16H00 : Groups Plenary Feed Back

RECEPTION AND DINNER

~ ~ ~ ~

DAY 2:
Theme / Focus : PREVENTION AND TREATEMENT STRATEGIES

SESSION 1 :

  • CHAIRPERSON : Cheryl Ayogu, Director, Western Cape Network on VAW
  • Farida Casoojee: Recap on Day 1 and View Day 2
  • Presentation -- Drama on HIV/AIDS
  • Nonkosi Kumalo, National Project Coordinator, Treatment Action Campaign HIV/AIDS Treatment Policy & Gov. Roll Out
  • Doreen Foster, Masimanyane
    Strategies for Ending Violence Against Women
  • Question and Answer
  • Intersect Coalitions, Sharing strategies
      KZN Intersect Coalition
    Western Cape Intersect Coalition
    Imbiza/ Eastern Cape Intersect Coalition

 

LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 2 :

  • Sally Fisher, Intersect Founder, Project Director
  • Context / Conceptualization of Intersect Coalition, Creating Coalitions that can sustain Discussion/ Question and Answer
  • GROUP SESSIONS -- STRATEGIZING WAYS FOR COALITIONS CAN USE THE LINK BETYWEEN VAW &G AND HIV/AIDS AS A STRATEGY AND WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES & CAMPAIGNS CAN BE SUGGESTED?
  • PARTICIPANTS ASKED TO FORM NEW GROUPS TO DEVISE STRATEGIES AND POSSIBLE CAMPAIGNS AND ACTIVITYIES
Group 1: Impacting the internal ways in which Intersect Coalitions can work
Group 2: Impacting Public Policy
Group 3: Impacting Gender Equity
Group 4: Impacting Children (Girl Child) /SA Youth
Group 5: Impacting Religion / Cultural practices
  • Group Feed Back

DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT

~ ~ ~ ~

DAY 3: Way Forward

SESSION 1 :

  • CHAIRPERSON : Lynne Casoojee, Coordinator, Imbiza Intersect Coalition
  • Farida Casoojee
    Review of Day 2 and Outline of the day
  • Deputy Minister Cheryl Gillwald – Department Of Correctional Services
    Linking Violence Against Women, HIV/AIDS And 16 Days Of Activism
  • Question and Answer
  • Mapping the way forward & Mentorship
    Coordinators from EC, KZN, WC and Sally Fisher
  • Questions and Answers
  • PROVINCIAL MEETINGS -- STRATEGIZING THE START UP OF INTERSECT COALITIONS IN THEIR PROVINCE.
  • EACH GROUP IS ACKED TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
1
  • How to design your Intersect Coalition so that it will have longevity, belong to all of its members and have a thriving, functioning Task Team and Coordinator?
  • 2
  • What are the common concerns and common goals that they can envision arising in their provinces?
  • 3
  • What other sectors and movements could be brought into these Coalitions?
  • 4
  • What resources does each province Have/Need?
  • 5
  • Create a time-line for talking with constituents and Coalition Building Conferences
    • Report back from each new Intersect Provincial Coalition
    • Each group is asked to become the “acting” Task Team.
    • Vote of thanks and Closure

    LIGHT LUNCH DEPARTURE


    Cheryl Ayogu, Lungizwe ...

    Return to top
    Return to South African Coalitions