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DSA Women's Month Programme 2022

OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

31 August 2022

16:30 - 18:30

Central Campus

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Dean’s Leadership

Conversation

Dean’s Leadership Conversation will focus on issues affecting women in leadership, factors enhancing or restricting the career success and trajectory of women in power, the tug-of-war emanating from unequal power relations that women face in the workplace and a particular focus on Gender-Based Violence within the workplace

HEALTH, WELLNESS AND COUNSELLING

3 August 2022

11:00 - 14:00

Central Campus Square

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First Things First Campaign

The FTF Campaign focuses on sexual behaviour, contraceptive options, and health education. SPU students and staff also receive HIV counselling and testing, blood pressure testing, tuberculosis screening, and sexually transmitted disease screening (STI). There are also condom demonstrations held regularly at the FTF campaign, and the National Prosecuting Authority has a stall set up to provide information on GBV, including sexual assault. This campaign is an initiative driven by Higher Health in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, Lifeline, Mobile HCT, and Love Life.

Details will be announced

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Cancer Awareness

This DSA initiative aims to empower SPU staff and students to be more informed about cancer, take more responsibility for their health, detect cancer early, and go for treatment early. During this initiative, the SPU community will be educated on the different types of cancers.

17 August 202216:30 - 18:00

Library Auditorium

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Talk

The talk aims to raise awareness about issues related to HIV reduction, sexual and reproductive health, and dual protection (females – contraceptives and condoms and males – medical male circumcision and consistent condom use).

The talk also aims to:

• Promote safe and healthy sexual decisions • Reducing the social stigma surrounding condom usage • Encouraging preventive methods like the use of contraceptives • Initiating healthy sexual practices • Increase awareness of the importance of knowing your status by testing regularly • Increase awareness of the availability of free, quality treatment in the Health & Wellness Center

24 August 2022

16:30 - 18:00

Library Auditorium

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Rape & Human Trafficking Awareness

To create awareness on campus and to help students become defenders and ambassadors themselves in the effort to stop human trafficking. The goal is also to raise awareness of the role of social media and the 'Blessers culture' in perpetuating the exploitation of vulnerable students and to take proactive preventive measures to eliminate the problem. The initiative will include a storytelling session that features the Peer Educators using dialogue, abstract dramatized images and spoken word to educate the SPU community about the red flags and vulnerabilities around human trafficking.

27 August 2022

16:30 - 18:00

Library Auditorium

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Creative engagement about Gender Based Violence

The Health & Wellness Centre, in collaboration with Amandla Group, an award-winning creative arts group, will present story telling through dance, to share tips and practical advice to offer support at home, in learning and working spaces regarding Gender-Based Violence. A competition will be held by House Committees to showcase images that speak to Gender-based violence.

SPORTS OFFICE

8, 10 & 11 August 2022

16:30 - 18:00

Venue to be comfirmed

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Self Defense Demonstrations (Residences)

Targeted in teaching students how best to defend themselves through the use of defense teaching experts in heightening how best to safeguard .

15 - 18 August 2022

Time to be confirmed

Venue to be confirmed

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Women In Sport: Webinar Week)

Topics TBC

26 August 2022

Time to be confirmed

Venue to be confirmed

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Sport In Action:

Women Sports Day

26 August 2022

Time to be confirmed

Venue to be confirmed

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Women In Sport Conference/ Gala Dinner

Women In Sport Conference/ Gala Dinner

RESIDENCES

6 August 2022

Old Library

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Feminine fusion

The female students will be having a discussion on issues that are of concern to them and the society. The following are the topics of discussion:• what it means to be a woman • The importance of women in the community • How to influence more female students to partake in leadership programs • The rise in cases of GBV in our country and institutions of higher learningThe event will end with a games evening, where our students will get to distress and relax from the robust engagements they would have had from the talk sessions. The games will be indigenous games.

12 August 2022

Time to be confirmed

Virtual

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Women leading change Seminar

This programme will be focusing on inspiring young ladies to push beyond the boundaries. A prominent lady who has achieved beyond the ordinary in terms leadership will be invited to address the session

13 August 2022

Time to be confirmed

Virtual

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Moroka Quiz Masters

To further enhance the discussions and the building of a culture based on unity, women in leadership and academic excellence amongst our residence (Moroka Hall of Residence), fun group discussions that share knowledge on the women who have made significant contribution in the country. The House Committee will use the Moroka Quiz Masters, as a tool to promote team building thus creating a spirit of togetherness in our residence amongst young ladies. Because the Quiz will be a group effort amongst students. The Moroka House committee along with floor representatives will co-ordinate a quiz night for students mainly first years, as the culture of engagements will be carried through them.

14 August 2022

Time to be confirmed

C006

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Ladies Movie Night

The Moroka female students will be hanging out in relaxed manner and watching a movie titled “Hidden figures” that shows the power of women.

20 August 2022

Time to be confirmed

Each Residence will decide

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Girls’ Talk (Pillow Talk sessions)

The young ladies in residences will be discussing issues of day-to-day challenges that ladies are faced with and share possible solutions to such..

26 August 2022

Time to be confirmed

The Square: Moroka

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Give a girl dignitary packs drive

The House Committee will look for donations of the items that will be put in the pack and give the ladies who will be keen on collecting

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

9 August 2022

10:00 – 11:00

Gymnasium

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SRC Presents Self Defense 101

The Gender and Safety officer and The Karate coach will be hosting a self-defense class for all SPU event

13 - 27 August 2022

Time will be confirmed

Campus Residences

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SRC Presents Self Defense 101

The defense class will move to all respective residences.

Date to be confirmed

Time will be confirmed

Exam Hall

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SRC Women empowerment Gala

The SRC will host a gala dinner for female SPU students where they will invite women who are in leadership roles to empower SPU women.

23 August 2022

16:00 -18:00

Old Library

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Men's Dialogue

Student affairs and SRC presents a Dialogue on Transforming Masculinity- A new meaning to “boys will be boys” This dialogue will delve into GBV and sexuality.