Webinar # Me Too Unless…

A vital discussion on the weaponisation of rape and sexual violence, and the ongoing culture of silence, denialism, and victim-blaming.

Brought to you by the Women’s Action Campaign South Africa
Join our discussion on Monday 15 April 2024
Washington DC 11h00┃London 15h00┃Johannesburg 17h00┃Jerusalem 18h00
Register here to join via Zoom

A recently released national survey found that while most South Africans think that rape and gender-based violence are serious issues, a concerning minority of 1 in 4 believe that rape can be justified in certain circumstances, and 1 in 3 South Africans believe that rape in war can be justified.

The Women’s Action Campaign South Africa (WACSA) commissioned this survey to explore reasons for the muted responses in South Africa to the sexual atrocities committed by Hamas militants in Israel on 7 October 2023.

These findings underscore the critical need for education, dialogue and accountability measures to protect and support everyone regardless of gender, race, religion or politics.

Join us for this important discussion about the weaponisation of rape and sexual violence, and why more needs to be done end the use of this brutal weapon.

Annika Larsen

Moderated by Annika Larsen

Annika Larsen is an award-winning broadcast journalist based in Cape Town at South Africa’s independent Television News service ETV and eNCA. She now hosts her show on eTV, My Guest Tonight with Annika Larsen, on eTV and enca.

Annika has provided political coverage of Several Administrations, including those of the late Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, and Cyril Ramaphosa, and worked as a Parliamentary journalist for several years.

Dr Mushira Aboo Dia

Panelist: Dr Mushira Aboo Dia

Obstetrician and gynaecologist at Hadassah University Medical Centre and Sexual Abuse Specialist at Hadassah’s Bat Ami Center in Jerusalem. Mushira was Chair of Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI), for which she was awarded NIF’s Gallanter Prize for Emerging Israeli Social Justice Leaders in 2018.

Mushira will share expert insights about sexual violence on 7 October 2023 from her unique vantage point as a Muslim Arab Israeli woman.

Rozanne Sack

Panelist: Rozanne Sack

Rozanne is a co-founder and director of Koleinu SA based in Johannesburg, an anti-abuse organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a B.Com(Hons) and extensive training in gender-based violence and child sexual abuse, both locally and internationally.

She is a qualified protective behaviours practitioner with over ten years of experience in the area of abuse. She is a vocal advocate for survivors of GBV support in South Africa.

Rozanne will share her insights about GBV in South Africa and what led her to join WACSA. She discusses the campaign and its effort to raise awareness for conflict-related sexual violence.

Danielle Ofek

Panelist: Danielle Ofek

Based in Washington DC, Danielle is an Israeli activist and entrepreneur. She was named one of the global top 100 women executives for three consecutive years by Yahoo Finance in recognition of her pioneering work on gender parity in the tech industry.

Danielle created the #MeToo_Unless_UR_a_Jew campaign in 2023, leveraging international attention in response to the global silence about sexual violence against Israeli women and girls on October 7.

Danielle will share her unique approach to leveraging her blend of social entrepreneurship and tech expertise to effect real change.

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