Arts and Culture supports the UNiTE Film Festival to End Violence against Women and Children

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28 Feb 2014

The Department of Arts and Culture in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund Activities (UNFPA), UNICEF and ENCOUNTERS-South African International Documentary Festival will host workshops and film festival programs to support UNiTE Film Festival to End Violence against Women and Children. The workshops will be held on Saturday, 01 March 2014 in Alexander, Johannesburg and Saturday, 08 March 2014 in Botshabelo, Bloemfontein.

The campaign is part of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls. The workshops program will focus on mobilising civil society in preventing violence and supporting abused women and children.

The 2014 edition of the festival will include workshops and film screenings facilitated by South African activists and artists. The platform creates a forum for creativity and empowering discussions that focus on every day aspects of abuse and resistance, extending from 16 to 365 days of no violence against women and children campaign. As we mobilise society towards 20 years of freedom and democracy, the rights of women and children should continue to take a centre stage in our society.

The workshops are scheduled as follows:

Date: Saturday, 01 March 2014
Time: 09:00am
Venue: Yarona Community Centre, corner 3rd & Watt Street, Alexander, Johannesburg

Date: Saturday, 08 March 2014
Time: 09:00
Venue: Multi-functional Centre, Section E – Botshabelo, Bloemfontein

Enquiries: Teresa Magidela, TeresaS@dac.gov.za, 012 441 3626/ 0793118546