As a champion of the Rule of Law, LexisNexis South Africa has elected to use this year’s international 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign to shine the spotlight on some of the complexities of the law relating to this second and silent pandemic, which has only grown in prevalence this year.
The 16 Days Campaign extending from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December, International Human Rights Day, unites people around the world in raising awareness about gender-based violence (GBV), challenging discriminatory attitudes, and calling for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good.
LexisNexis is once again urging our friends in the legal profession to play a part by contributing insights and commentary that will help to elevate the scourge of GBV and the rights of anybody affected by it. These insights will be housed on our new GBV Blog which will offer free resources and assistance to the public in understanding the complexities of the law around GBV.
This follows our successful partnership with the legal community earlier this year around the Covid-19 Resource Centre.
The new GBV Blog will highlight and address some of the issues concerning the ongoing rape, assault, domestic violence, trafficking, and general violence or abusive behaviour against women. The GBV Blog was officially launched at our second virtual Rule of Law Café on 4 December, an event aimed at driving important discussions around how corporates and communities can work together to advance the Rule of Law globally.