Community Dialogue – 21 February 2019

Great community engagement at Ruabohahale school. Talking about #racism, #xenophobia , #gbv and #LGBTQIA issues in south Africa engaging with young people and community activists. Thanks so much to @IrlEmbPretoria for their support – 21 Feb 2019

On the 21st of February 2019, the Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) held a dialogue on gender-based violence (GBV), LGBTQI, xenophobia, hate crimes and hate speech. The event was aimed at promoting civil society engagement, as well as dialogue on issues of human rights and GBV. The workshop sought to provide a platform to raise awareness and help deepen human rights activism in South Africa through community activism and to allow for introspection on how different communities are affected by these respective issues. Amongst the invited key speakers were Ms. Sandra Lamola, Head of LGBTQI – ANC Tshwane and Mantle Maketa, from #NotInMyNameBasadi organisation. The main speakers of the day were Ms Rebone Tau, an African National Congress Youth League activist as well as a SALO Associate and Lebogang Phiri, from South African Civic Organisation.

SALO would like to thank

Irish Aid and the Embassy of Ireland, Pretoria

for their direct support for this event

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