Hi there! We're a new group at UCT wanting to spread awareness about injustices on campus, especially those that happen at the expense of womxn. We would like to become a safe space in which we can learn from each other, share our experiences and fight for justice. Keep an eye on this page - big things are coming soon and we're excited to dive right in! 🌷 #feminism #intersectionalfeminism #iwillnotbenext #uct #socialjustice
Hello everybody! We’re back in full swing, and to get the year started we’ll be doing a distribution tomorrow between 13h00 - 14h00 at UCT’s Middle campus plaza day 💜 You can find us in the *Kramer Quad / Level 3 Lawn*. Spread the word to your friends and fellow womxn who are in need of a can of pepper spray 🖤
On behalf of Black Womxn Caucus we would like to extend our gratitude to individuals and organizations that have worked with us throughout 2019 to ensure that the organization’s mandate is advanced. The fight for a violence-free society is one that takes on many forms, therefore it’s up to us to create strategies that are multi-modal and sectoral in approach to ensure its realization.
Over the past year we have grown exponentially in size and influence. We are determined to build Black Womxn Caucus to become the biggest feminist movement on the African continent and in the diaspora. However; in the same breathe we realize the importance of a strategic retreat in any battle. And so, as we prepare ourselves for the festive season, we would like to wish you all a safe, well relaxed and fun holiday season.
Let's continue to celebrate our individual and collective achievements - no matter how big or small, within the womxn's movement. Let's also take time to reflect and plan for 2020 as we are certain it is going to be a game-changer for us all.
Let us celebrate an end of an amazing decade and the beginning of a new decade were gender will be at the forefront of all global processes.
THE GENDERED LENS SERIES: #EndGBV AT MARBLE RESTURANT, ROSEBANK
On Tuesday, 17 December 2019, Black Womxn Caucus in collaboration with newly crowned Miss Soweto 2019 Musawenkosi Gumede and the Marble Group hosted an intimate dialogue with thought leaders across the Gauteng Province on the crisis of Gender Based Violence and Femicide. The dialogue attracted leaders from several sectors including; Communications and PR specialist, Economist, Developmental Worker, Chartered Accountant, Social Worker, Engineer, Civil Society Workers and Architect and Academics.
The engagement touched on several aspects such as individual initiatives and projects as well as working together towards a common goal- to fight against violence in our country. As Black Womxn Caucus we remain committed to creating platforms for effective and critical engagements to unfold with prospects of developing collaborative partnerships. These partnerships should be built on the basis on inclusive and long term sustainable change.
Be on the lookout for more engagements from the Gendered Lens Series in 2020.
To say I'm proud is an understatement 🥺
This Gender-based violence campaign was done by a group of men @hero_agency_za
An entire group of men who are fed up with what's happening around them & put their creative heads together to come up with this campaign in collaboration with PhilisaAbafazi SA.
The campaign was done to raise awareness beyond #16DaysofActivism, focusing on #365DaysofActivism instead, because you cannot end in 16 days what happens over 365 days a year. °
#creativecampaign #alllivesmatter #standupforwhatsright #iwillnotbenext #healourwomensa
Thinking about a caption for this post has been the most difficult. Of any posts of mine you may see, if there’s one I’d like anyone who’s on my page to take notice of, it’s this one.
Frames 2 to 4 are pictures and a video I took at the beginning of Feb but never posted - those will illustrate the severity of intimate femicide which is entrenched within South Africa.
Whilst it may be difficult for some people to constantly be exposed to posts and updates about gender based violence, we cannot ignore the importance of shedding light onto this national crisis.
So I apologize but this is yet another reminder about what South African woman have to face on a daily basis.
Women are still being raped, women are still being ripped of their chance to live to see another day, women are still being victimized.. When will it end
This is a call to our brothers, fathers, uncles, male partners as this year comes to an end to SPEAK UP, SHOW UP & “MAN UP” against gender based violence, societies and ultimately an entire country that’s populated with some men that lack a sense of humanity towards their woman and children.
#stopgenderbasedviolence #iwillnotbenext #stopwomenabuse #stopchildabuse #enoughisenough