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Gender Equality Self-Assessment
 

Gender Equality Self-Assessment

The Gender Equality Self-Assessment is an essential resource for organisations seeking to cultivate a more inclusive and equitable workplace. Through a focused evaluation across key areas of the business, it helps identify gaps and opportunities for addressing  gender representation, recruitment, policies, training, and workplace culture.

Gender Equality Implementation Guide


Gender Equality Implementation Guide

The Gender Equality Implementation Guide is a vital resource for organisations committed to building an inclusive and gender-equal workplace. Through detailed strategies, practical examples, and step-by-step instructions, this guide capacitate businesses to combat discrimination and gender-based violence, fostering a more respectful and diverse culture.

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If you have any questions, would like additional information, or would like to explore a partnership with us on your gender equality efforts, please contact:

Tiekie Barnard
CEO and Founder
Shift Impact Africa Group
info@shiftimpact.africa
+27 (0) 82 445 5274

Our Purpose

#ITSNOTOK is a social movement geared to mobilise citizens to speak out, stand together and act against Gender Inequalities and Gender Based Violence & Femicide (GBVF) - Africa’s biggest societal shame.

The Facts

Violence against women has become more than a national crisis. It is a crime against our common humanity - President Cyril Ramaphosa (2019)

1 in 5

One in five wome experience physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence

Yet, 49 countries have no laws that protect women from such violence – UN

38%

Globally, 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner – WHO

One woman is murdered every 3 hrs in South Africa – x5 the global average.

200M

200 million women and girls (15-49 years) in 31 countries suffered genital mutilation.

Half of these 31 countries are in West Africa – United Nations

$1.5T

The economic cost of violence against women stood at $1.5 trillion before COVID-19.

This is about 2% of global domestic product (GDP) – UN Women (2020a)

1 in 3

GBV is a global pandemic that affects one in three women in their lifetime – World Bank

One in three men in South Africa believes women should not have equal rights: StatsSA

38%

Globally, 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner - WHO.

One woman is murdered every 3 hrs in South Africa - x5 the global average.

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200M

200 million women and girls (15-49 years) in 31 countries suffered genital mutilation.

Half of these 31 countries are in West Africa - United Nations

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$1.5T

The economic cost of violence against women stood at $1.5 trillion before COVID-19.

This is about 2% of global domestic product (GDP) - UN Women (2020a)

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1 in 3

GBV is a global pandemic that affects one in three women in their lifetime - World Bank

One in three men in South Africa believes women should not have equal rights: StatsSA

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One Women Murdered Every Three Hours

In the year 2019/20, 2 695 women were murdered in South Africa. That amounts to one woman murdered every three hours, which is almost five times the global average. During the same period, 53 293 sexual offences were reported, an average of 146 per day, up from 52 420 in 2018/19. Almost 80% of these were recorded as rape – 42 289 rape cases in 2019/20, up from 41 583 in 2018/19. [SAPS Crime Stats]

Violence Starts Early

1 in 4 young women (aged 15-24 years) who have been in a relationship will have already experienced violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their mid-twenties. [World Health Organization]

Intimate partner violence affects 641 million women globally

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Employees and 73 Business Leaders Share Their Perceptions and Realities About GBV in South Africa

Speak Up

Make Your Voice Heard. Sign the #ITSNOTOK Pledge.

Stand Up

Support, Participate and Collaborate. Showcase Your Company's Support

Companies that are saying #ITSNOTOK

16 Days of Activism

Every year, from 25 November to 10 December, the global community marks 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. This is your opportunity, as a purpose-driven organisation, to UNITE! with us and add your voice to the fight!

For this year’s 16 Days of Activism campaign, we are making it easy for any company to join in and demonstrate support for the fight against Gender Based Violence. We have created fully editable and open files for you to download, adapt, add your own logo and use across your communications network. All files are available at no cost:

  • Social media visuals
  • A3 Posters

wHAT cAN yOU dO?

Let your actions show that you support the movement.
Be one of the 1 million who will help us shift the dial on GBVF.

Your Actions Speak Louder

We call on every concerned citizen, business leader and organisations to support #ITSNOTOK – if you have a voice and a platform, please use it to support the #ITSNOTOK movement.

  • Raise awareness within your own organisation and motivate for internal support.
  • Lobby your business executives to sign the #ITSNOTOK pledge and get your company to publicly support #ITSNOTOK (your company logo will be listed on the website)
  • Use the #ITSNOTOK artwork, which are available for download from the website, on all your social media channels, every day.
  • Start spreading the word and lobby for support from your own network – colleagues, family and friends.
  • Mobilize your family, community and your business networks to sign the #ITSNOTOK pledge.

We don’t need your money. We need  your visible and vocal support for the #ITSNOTOK movement. Please contact us if you need any further information.

 

Be a Champion for Equality

As an individual, you can help us build the #ITSNOTOK movement by becoming an ambassador for the fight against gender inequality and GBVF. If you know of somebody support them and pray for them every day. Watch our website for any social media messaging or events or just download the poster from our website and put it up in your place of work. Ask your local police station or your local shopkeeper if you can put the poster up in their shop. Share any creative idea you have to build and support the movement with us. Never pass on sexists jokes and let’s try and flip the language. Always talk about how many men have raped, how many men will abuse women rather than how many of us have been abused.

Get Your Friends Involved

Motivate them and check if they support it on social media. Bring to their attention that this is the 2nd pandemic our country faces. Share with them that South Africa has carried the shame for years of being the country globally with the highest statistics of gender-based violence in the world, including rape and domestic violence. By keeping quiet and not fighting it publicly we are actually condoning it. And yes, it concerns every one of us – even if you have not been a victim, one of your family members or one in your circle of friends would have been a victim.

Reach Out On Social Media

Use your online network and influence on social media – Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube and others – to spread the worth that #ITSNOTOK!  Messages can be downloaded from our website. Send out a message via your social media in support of #ITSNOTOK. Then ask 10 of your friends to do the same and ask them to ask 10 of their friends to do the same, and another 10 and another 10 and we continue the chain in infinity. 

 

Through our networks we can together mobilise thousands of South Africans that can help #ITSNOTOK to mainstream GBVF awareness.

Solicit Corporate Support

Companies employ people so it is important for them to join the movement and, in turn, to also influence their own employees to join the #ITSNOTOK movement. If you work for an organisation that believes in gender equality and wants to support the fight against GBVF, get commitment from your leadership and join the #ITSNOTOK movement as a business (your company’s logo is added to the website) and mobilise as many people in your business network as possible. Together we are so much more powerful than on our own.

Be an Activist for Change

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence from 25 Nov-10 Dec, led by the UN, calls for “global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations”. Let’s stand together! Follow us on twitter and Facebook and become a voice for change.

Take Action

Be silent no more! Be bold. Be vocal. Be visible. Use any of the #ITSNOTOK brand icons, posters and social media messages. All available to you for FREE.

Branding

We have create two colourful and bright branding elements – iconic #ITSNOTOK logos for anyone and everyone to use on social media posts and profile pages, emails, stationary and more. You have express permission to share and distribute it as widely as possible. The more people who will stand up and say #ITSNOTOK, the faster society’s problems will be eradicated.

Primary Logos
For use on light and backgrounds
Secondary Logos
For use on light and dark backgrounds

Posters

We have created various A0 size (W: 841mm X H: 1189mm) #ITSNOTOK posters for anyone to use online or in print – in the office or at the coffee shop on the corner, at the bus stop or the taxi ranks, anywhere and everywhere. The corporate set contains open vector files (PDF), which can be branded by adding YOUR LOGO. The generic set comes without any company-related branding and can be used as is. Please download and share. We will continuously add more posters here, so do come back and have a look every week or so.

Social Media

We have prepped some to-the-point Facebook visuals and will be adding more every month. Please download and share. We will also be adding powerful social media messages for Twitter, LinkedIn and more, so do come back and have a look every so often. The corporate set contains open vector files (PDF), which can be branded by adding YOUR LOGO. The generic set comes without any company-related branding and can be used as is.

Our Campaigns

The #ITSNOTOK movement was launched in August 2020 to mainstream awareness of gender inequalities and GBVF and, in doing so, influence change from a people and policy perspective.

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Billboards & Street Ads
In the 12 months since August 2020, the #ITSNOTOK campaign has gone mainstream.
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Social Media Reach
Through Twitter and Facebook, the '#ITSNOTOK STOP GBV' message has been bold and impactful.
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Participants in Events
Six GBV end Gender Equality focused engagement and networking platforms have been hosted.

ITSNOTOK – We stand against GBVF
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