What is the role of corporate society when dealing with the deeply troubling social ill that is sexual and gender-based violence? How can we seek to deconstruct the social archetype of men’s mental health not being important? What type of environments can be created to make men feel safe to talk about their underlying anxieties? Tumelo Mokwe, Director of the People Function at Absa Botswana, details the intent behind The Men’s Imbizo.

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Jackson Katz. How does gender-based violence fall on the shoulders of men in this day and age? This is what Gareth Cliff discusses with educator, filmmaker, and author Jackson Katz. He is also the Founder and President of MVP Strategies, and has a lot of insight to share to interrogate what a man truly is.

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The COVID-19 lockdown has created many social and economic problems, and those affected by sexual and gender-based violence are at even more risk than normal in these abnormal circumstances.

What can be done to deal with this pandemic of violence? How can the community play its part? What are the consequences of the shame and stigma associated with SGBV?

Join Gareth Cliff in conversation with Monica Adhiambo Onyango, Sophie Hobbs and Miranda Jordan-Friedmann.

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When we talk about sexual and gender-based violence, there’s always a lot mentioned about women… as victims, what they can do to protect themselves, etc. But what about the men? What are they doing to help fight this social pandemic?

Gareth Cliff speaks to a few men who are doing extraordinary work in the SGBV battle – Jackson Katz, Mark Ramsing, Charley Pietersen, Tumelo Mokowe and Jacques Rousseau.

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The days of being a corporate company, rather than a corporate citizen are long over. It’s time to realise, if you do good, business will be good. Gender-based violence is our second pandemic and Absa have drawn a line in the sand to say, “No more!” Join us for our #StopToStart Webinars, as we tackle the issues around this scourge in our society.

#StopToStart is proudly brought to you in collaboration with Absa.

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A study conducted by global audit firm KPMG in 2014, found that sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) costs South Africa between R28.4bn and R42.4bn a year. It’s time for corporate South Africa to acknowledge that SGBV is not just a social risk… but a chronic political, market and financial risk that affects multiple industries, sectors and geographies.

Join Gareth Cliff in conversation with Hermien Botes, Head of Sustainability Engagement for Anglo American; Andrew Davies, MD of ICAS, providing health and wellness programmes and counselling services to corporate South Africa; and Nadine Mather from law firm Bowmans, who will look at constructive steps that employers can take to address SGBV in the workplace.

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With domestic violence escalating during COVID-19 lockdowns, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against girls and women a “second pandemic” raging in our country. Our nation has one of the world’s highest rates of rape and femicide, and recently, several brutal killings have caused horror and public outcry.

Join Gareth Cliff in conversation with Dr Roze Phillips (Head of People and Culture at Absa), feminist social worker Keitumetse Fatimata Moutloatse, and Busi Mkhumbuzi-Pooe (activist and entrepreneur), whose friend Tshegofatso Pule was brutally murdered in June.

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