Deputy Minister Jeffery to preside over the Men’s Dialogue Against Intimate Femicide
19 June 2017
The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery (MP), will preside over the men’s dialogue against intimate femicide in Pretoria on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. The dialogue seeks to develop prevention strategy that will assist the government in dealing with the scourge of intimate femicide and gender based violence.
Violence against women and children in the country has reached an alarming and traumatizing level. Every week the South African media report on the gruesome killings of women and young children, either by their intimate partners, relatives, or strangers. The media has reported a massive figure of over 30 femicide cases since January 2017.
The media is invited as follows:
Date : 20 June 2017
Venue : Sierra Burgers Park Hotel, Corner Lilian Ngoyi and Minaar Streets, Pretoria
Time : 08: 30 am
For media confirmations please contact: Mr. Kgomotso Makinta on 073 281 9661 / Kmakinta@justice.gov.za or Dineo Mrali on 084 079 7104/ DMrali@justice.gov.za.
Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services