L-R: 2020 Women’s Day painting by South African Government and StopTheSpot logo

On Sunday, 09 August 2020, StopTheSpot Youth Organisation held a Women’s Day Webinar to address issues faced by women. The issues covered include the struggle for women’s rights in the economic, social, political and cultural domain. Female students were addressed by different speakers who taught them how to be the best versions of themselves and achieve whatever they would like to achieve in life through sharing experiences of life challenges. This Webinar was organized under the theme: ‘Celebrating Women’s Day in style with pioneer women in Africa’, and took place live on StopTheSpot Facebook page.

Founder of StopTheSpot Youth Organisation who is also a Gender Based Violence (GBV) Activist, GBV survivor and also a professional Educator who is currently the University of Venda (UNIVEN) Education honours student, Ms Mercy Raphalalani said GBV has been classified as a second pandemic after COVID-19. She said none of UNIVEN students had reported any GBV case to StopTheSpot organization. As such, StopTheSpot applauded UNIVEN for a good job. Despite that, StopTheSpot saw a need to take advantage of Women’s Day by hosting Women’s Webinar where female students enjoyed and learned a lot from various African women. She encouraged UNIVEN students to use campus psychological services whenever they need help.

Other women who addressed students during StopTheSpot Webinar include Ms Mabore Machete who is a UNIVEN Student Activist doing Honours of Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management; Ms Bababusola Oluwaseyi from Nigeria (Poet); Ms Princess Murulane (LGBTIQ+ Advocate) and Ms Matshidiso Molepo (Gender Based Violence Survivor). The host for this Webinar was Mr Vision Ndou, a third level Bachelor of Commerce in Economics student at UNIVEN.

Issued by:
Department of Communications & Marketing
University of Venda
Tel: (015) 962 8525
Date: 13 August 2020

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