To galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world” and has put out a call to all to join the grass roots mobilisation. During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December, “Orange Events” will take place around the world including Cape Town, South Africa.
In response to this call, the Madina Institute Center for Non-violence and Peace Studies in collaboration with several civic organisations will be hosting the 4th annual Orange The World Youth Summit at Spine Road High in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, 30 November 2019.
In 2016, the Orange The World Youth Summit was held at the Cape Sun, in 2017 at the Muizenberg Civic Center and 2018 at the Rylands High School drawing hundreds of students from across Cape Town. Previous themes included bullying, sexual harassment and relationship between drugs, alcohol abuse and GBV.
The summit this year will require delegates to interrogate how they men and women understand themselves in relation to each other. We will look at what informs this, and its role in the perpetuation of gender-based violence, as we seek to unlearn and learn healthy ways of being.
The OTW Youth Summit program has 5 pillars linked to program outcomes:
1. Our voices – Introductory plenary – story telling through personal stories of survival and resilience, songs, poems, spoken word
2. Our knowledge – Facilitated Workshops
3. Our resources – Exhibition – Accessing Community Resources
4. Our skills – Techniques on how to respond to different threatening scenarios
5. My goal – One skill, One pledge
The target group for the OTW Youth Summit are youth between grades 8 to grade 12.
If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner in the OTW Youth Summit, contact email@example.com
If you are interested in attending, register here