Media Advisory

25 July 2018

On the 1st of August, women and gender non-conforming people will be marching across the country under the banner of #TheTotalShutdown: Intersectional women’s march against gender-based violence.

Over the last two months, the movement has been able to mobilise more than 100 000 intersectional women and gender non-conforming individuals to form part of this mass action.

Femicide and gender-based violence continue to rise in this country and a comprehensive plan is needed to deal with it.

Members of the media are invited to a press briefing that will outline the national plan for 01 August 2018. At the briefing, we will also release the framework of the demands that will be handed over to the President at the Union buildings, the Speaker of Parliament in Cape Town and to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.

The NGO sector will also be present to give their messages of support to the movement.

Date: 26 July 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: Soul City Institute For Social Justice
Address: 281 Jan Smuts Ave, Dunkeld West, Randburg, 2196
Contact: Lesley Ncube: (072) 544-2920 and
Mahayle Khontsiwe: (065) 241-5433

PDF download: #TheTotalShutdown_Media-Advisory_25-July-2018.pdf