Tune in next Friday, December 4, as we host a special FP Virtual Dialogue about combatting the rising trend of violence against women across the African continent. Our conversation will feature leading advocates for gender equity, including Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, who has used her platform to raise awareness and call for action against gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa.
Among the many negative impacts of COVID-19, the economic hardship and lockdowns have disproportionately affected women around the world, also rendering them more vulnerable to threats of discrimination, sexual harassment, rape and even murder. South Africa has been at the forefront of this “shadow pandemic” as one of the countries with the highest femicide rates anywhere in the world. Even before the coronavirus, the nation has been grappling with deep-rooted issues of oppression, abuse, and violence against women. South Africa is also at the helm of combatting this crisis with leading voices across government and civil society demanding action and meaningful change.
Join Foreign Policy in partnership with Brand South Africa for a dynamic and inspiring conversation with leading champions for women’s rights across the African continent to learn about what is being done — and what must still happen — to support gender equality across policy, law enforcement, and civil society and help eradicate gender-based violence.
Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019
Anne Githuku-Shongwe, Representative, UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office
Keitumetse Fatimata Moutloatse, Founder and Chairperson, Black Womxn Caucus
Xanthe Scharff, PhD, CEO and CoFounder, The Fuller Project
FP Virtual Dialogue: Fighting a Shadow Pandemic
December 4, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST