National Strategic Plan on Gender-based Violence and Femicide

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GBVF Steering Committee


GBVF Steering Committee

Publication date

31 Mar 2021

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Franziska Frische

Uploaded on

23 Mar 2020

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The National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (NSP 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 =demands 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 ensure 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 comprehensively and strategically responding to gender-based violence and femicide, with a specific focus on violence against ALL women (across age, physical location, disability, sexual orientation, sexual and gender identity, gender expression, nationality and other diversities) and violence against children and how these serve to reinforce each other.


A South Africa free from gender-based violence directed at women, children and LGBTQIA+ persons.