Gender Based Violence and Rape Culture on Campus

Wednesday, 1 June, 2016 - 16:30

Join the School of Public Health, WiSER Medical Humanities, and the Science, Technology and Medicine Reading Group for this dynamic discussion on gender-based violence and rape on our campus.

Facilitated by Professor Laetitia Rispel, Head of the School of Public Health, the panelists and respondents include: Tshepiso Maleswena and Hlengiwe Ndlovu (#IAmOneInThree student activists); Li'Tsoanelo Zwane (Masters in Education student and activist); Pontsho Pilane (Journalist: Mail&Guardian); Quaz Roodt (Poet); Maria Wanyane (Clinical social worker, Gender Equity Office); Dumisane Rebombo (One Man Can National Manager, Sonke Gender Justice); Lisa Vetten (Political scientist at WiSER); and Abigail Hatcher (Researcher, School of Public Health). Followed by a Q&A session.


The Gender Equity Office (GEO), established at Wits in 2014, is a safe and confidential space where complainants and survivors of gender-based harm can receive support and discuss redress for their complaints, whether through mediation, informal discussion or the gender-sensitive disciplinary procedure for gender-related misconduct.

The GEO wants to optimise its advocacy and gender sensitisation interventions with your input and suggestions that can be emailed to If you are experiencing or have experienced any form of gender-based harm, come and talk to the GEO, situated on the 20th Floor, University Corner, Braamfontein Campus East, or call us on (011) 717-9790.


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