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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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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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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Charley Pietersen, Founder of the ‘Growing up without a Father Foundation’, explains how he and his team worked on #StopToStart to shape the future men of our country by equipping boys with a sense of self-worth and honour – and a belief that violence is never the answer. Brought to you by Absa.

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Role models come in different forms – in South Africa’s case, it’s undeniable that soccer players inspire many. Siphiwe Tshabalala and Teko Modise chat about how #StopToStart is a creative and audacious combination, setting out to positively impact young men.

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Jenny Moore – GM Brand, Design & Group Functions Marketing at Absa – explains how #StopToStart is one of Absa’s priorities in playing a role in putting the basic building blocks in place to ensure that young South Africans have the opportunity to reimagine their futures.

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What can we as South Africans do to equip boys to become better men? Gareth Cliff interviews David Wingfield, Managing Executive: Group Brand & Marketing, about why it was important for Absa to be a part of this cause.

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