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“365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END GENDER VIOLENCE: HALVE GENDER VIOLENCE BY 2015”

THIRD ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND AWARDS, 23-25 APRIL 2012, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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Identifying the Problem

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>Speak out platform on National issues affecting GBV, Gender mainstreaming, campaigns and Media Community. >Women and I.T - trainings/workshops presented to the SME’s, Women Empowerment Groups and Girls, whom are technologically challenged.

> Tool to reach women and girls in all corners of Arandis and SADC, to know their rights and introduce to social media >Cyber Dialogue - computer literacy and the knowledge of internet and e-mail programs, global internet networks as well as news and current affairs

Is this issue important (why)?

Mobile Advocacy Campaigns – Cell phones

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 Awareness creation on GBV and Equality (50/50 balance) – face book, Skype, internet, e-mails Share concerns and ideas on Gender Justice and GBV through Cyber Dialogue.

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How are you going about addressing the problem? Creating e-mail addresses for underprivileged and working (labour)

women and girls

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 Established the Arandis Information Communication Training

Centre

Educate, inform and train the Women, girls, students and primary

school learners in Information and Communication Technology – G.B.V/Gender Justice and Gender Balance

Mobilizing the Community members men and women, young and

old, in particular the girls to come and make use of this computer centre, so they can be connected to the rest of the world. Created a database that would interact as working document for Gender Links SADC correspondence

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What is the time frame for the project?
Continuous/ongoing Information and Technology training and

educating on Gender Justice and Local Governance is an ongoing continuous project/ program,

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Who is the key target? Who is involved? What partnerships have been developed? Are women and men equally involved? Are their concerns equally taken into consideration?
AICTC provides the training and i do the mobilization of the youth,

women and girls to attend the training to raise their voices via electronic interaction.

Registration of Women and Girls, creation of e-mail addresses to

cover issues on Gender, GBV and Gender Justice throughout the year (including 16 Days Campaign, Speak out campaign, Ministry of Gender Regional visit, contributions to the parliamentary debates)
Both women (70%) and men (30%) received the training and are

now able to log onto the internet and Gender links website to join the cyber dialogues.

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Due to the situation of the town, Arandis economic

Resourcefulness: What financial, human and other resources were mobilised? How are these being efficiently utilised?

development still needs to stabilize, as we yet do not have corporate companies, ministerial buildings or offices, nor’ the financial resources.
10 Computers sponsored by Rossing Foundation Buy-in from Local Authorities and Regional Government Solicited financial, material and technical support from

Rossing Uranium Mine, Rossing Foundation and the Arandis Town Council.

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Creativity: How are arts, culture, popular culture, media and social media being used to mobilise and popularise the issue?

E-mail addresses and database of the surrounding

mines in Arandis, thus makes it a lot easier to educate, inform and involve women and men in Gender mainstreaming ,Gender Justice, Gender Balance and fight against GBV through Cyber dialogues.

 Sensitising on Gender sensitive reporting - printed

and electronic media

Face book is the powerful tool to reach politicians

and decision makers instantly

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Monitoring and evaluation: How do you go about tracking progress and taking corrective action where this is needed?
The e-mail communications with the stakeholders

Databases  Registration forms at AICTC for ICT training
 Feedback from government officials and NGO’s during the

Cyber Dialogue.

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Women and Girls can now access the global
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Results: What results have been achieved?

internet facilities, and are now able to interact and communicate within the Erongo Region, nationally and globally. They can now log in at the centre and cyber dialogue with the rest of the SADC to discuss issues on GBV and Gender balance.

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Impact: With reference to the 28 targets of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development please say which of these targets your project is helping to achieve and how.
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We EDUCATE and TRAIN young girls and WOMEN As a gender activist, public relations practitioner

and as the person task with establishing an equal and conducive environment to the community of Arandis town, schools and organizations, i address the gender stereotypes in education & training as well as Gender based violence through the P.P.R.C, Crime stoppers, Girl child project and Cyber Dialogue. By involving the media during the launch, press releases, 16 Days as well as engaging 70% women to Cyber Dialogue promote equal representation and my request to the Deputy Minister of Youth to open a Centre in Arandis, is in accordance with Article 12.1 that provides for equal representation of women in decision making positions by 2015.

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Sustainability and replication: is the practise sustainable? Can it be replicated by others?
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Lessons learned: What lessons have been learned in this process? How are they being applied?

Thus’ i learned that through training this women and girls about internet and Cyber Dialogue, they now can raise their concerns and actively participate in National debates and law reform strategies.

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I THANK YOU
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Mr. Andrew Harold !Hoaeb Public Relations/ Communication Officer Arandis Town Council commun.atc@iway.na Cell: 09264 81 283 1417 Arandis, Rep. Of Namibia
How to join the chat Click here to join the chat or visit the Gender Links website: www.genderlinks.org.za

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