The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and Activate! Change Drivers, through its youth work, aims to activate systemic change by engaging and addressing issues on intersectionality, racism and bridging the intergenerational divides. Dialogue as a social engagement tool, is used to get youth talking about issues that they are passionate about and that are pertinent to them. ‘Hackathons’, a means of engagement grounded in dialogue, brings groups of people together in conversation around particular challenges and, in the search for common ground, to jointly explore transformative ideas, is the preferred methodology of the Interconnectedness and Inclusivity project.
The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Workshop in Bredasdorp on Wednesday, 30 May supports initiatives driven by Activators in the Cape Agulhas region. It aims to create a space for critical conversations on issues of gender and GBV. Bringing together young people and stakeholders within the Cape Agulhas region to share experiences, learnings, best practice and to explore possibilities of working together toward maximising collective impact and addressing root causes.
This forms part of a larger project which sets out to activate young South Africans to drive change in their own environments and in so doing contribute to systemic change. Given the persistence of racial exclusion in an overwhelmingly youthful country, with high levels of gender based violence and discrimination, our interventions focus on the intersectionality of race, youth and gender.