National Gender Based Violence and Femicide Strategic Plan [DRAFT]

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GBVF Steering Committee


GBVF Steering Committee

Publication date

23 Mar 2020

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Lauren October

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23 Mar 2020

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The National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) sets out to provide a cohesive strategic framework to guide the national response to the GBVF crisis that South Africa finds itself in. Impetus for this plan arises from the bold demands3 by womxn across the country who marched on 1 August 2018, under the banner of #TheTotalShutdown and the subsequent call by womxn from all walks of life who attended the Presidential Summit on 1-2 November 2018.


Provide a multi-sectoral, coherent strategic policy and programming framework to strengthen a coordinated national response to the crisis of gender-based violence and femicide by the government of South Africa and the country as a whole.


Focuses on responding to gender-based violence and femicide, specifically referring to violence against womxn and girls whilst simultaneously addressing the underlying joint drivers of violence against womxn, violence against children and violence against gender non-conforming persons. It builds onto the resolutions arising from the Declaration emerging from the Presidential Summit in November 2018, and draws from and aligns with a number of key processes nationally, regionally and globally.


Ensure that all people in South Africa, particularly womxn, children and gender non-conforming persons are and feel safe; enjoy healthy, happy lives, relationships and social connectedness; have access to sensitive, humanizing quality services, and are fully able to realize and exercise their right to autonomy and bodily integrity and equality as an integral component of sustainable human development in the country.