Inclusion for all
    30 October 2020


    16 days of activism with Vodacom

    As part of the 16 Days of Activism, Vodacom does their part in addressing GBV by hosting a number of initiatives.

    Gender-based violence in South Africa is unprecedented. According to the latest GBV research, one in four women will experience violence by men and is five times more likely to be killed. A woman is murdered every three hours in South Africa. The issue is a social ill of our time that has started reversing the strides made in gender equality since the dawning of our democracy 25 years ago. 

    As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, some of the ways Vodacom plays its part in addressing GBV include hosting a walk which acts as a silent protest that drives awareness about gender-based violence, the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre which is a long-standing partnership with the Department of Social Development, as well as appealing to everyone especially men to take action against the scourge.

    To be the light is to behave as light, especially during dark days. Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub talks about the state of gender-based violence in South Africa.

    Listen as Abey Mokgwatsane, Managing Executive of Brand at Vodacom, speaks about why male accountability is the ultimate solution to ending #GenderBasedViolence in South Africa.

    The time for us to act is now. Vodacom Chief Officer: Consumer Business Unit, Jorge Mendes, talks about the state of Gender-Based Violence amongst the LGBTQIA+ community in South Africa. Your light is contagious, pass it on.

    Ugestra Alwar, Managing Executive: Digital Transformation & Digital Care, in fighting against #GBV in South Africa.

    Vodacom Portfolio Manager: Consumer IoT, Kyle Smith, talks about Gender-Based Violence and bias both towards and within the LGBTQIA+ community, and invites you to play a part in making a difference.

    Stand for change, make your pledge here and #BeTheLight.