Lyn @Church Dialogue on Human Rights. 11/10/2011

Lyn participated in this exciting dialogue organised by Sonke Gender Justice Network, POWA and the SACC.

The theme was "The Role of Religious Institutions in curbing Sexual Violence".  Lyn's presentation focussed on the role faith communities can play in addressing female sexual health.

One of the reasons for this dialogue was a programme on a South African pay TV channel , where there are apparently many examples of abuse of women particularly.  If you know of any similar examples, please let CABSA know ( We will coordinate a campaign to try and stop abuse of this kind.

Included below is Lyn's presentation and a report on the dialogues from the SANAC men's sector


Opening prayer: Rev. Monwabisi Mcophela

Setting the Scene and Purpose of the dialogue: Rev. Desmond Lesejane


•POWA Director: Nhlanhla Mokwena – The psychosocial effects of sexual violence and discrimination.
•NPA: Adv. Vuyokazi Mhlanga- Ketelo – Violence against women and children: The Sexual Offences Act and reporting obligations.
•CABSA: Lyn Van Rooyen – Understanding Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health.
•South Africa Council of Churches: Rev Gift Moerane - Role of the church in combating GBV.

Questions, Plenary discussions and way-forward

Closing prayer 

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