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Jul, 2016 Mon

WDB Event

WDB 25th Anniversary Celebratory Dialogue:
“Making Poverty History”

Tuksport Centre (LC de Villiers Sports Ground), University of Pretoria

Pretoria, Jan Shouba, South Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Gauteng 0083

Making Poverty History

Our theme of ‘Making Poverty History’ arises from the recognition that the crisis we identified almost 25 years ago remains today, and that no matter where you go in the world, the ‘face of poverty’ is woman.

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EVENT SUMMARY

During the dialogue we are hoping to draw much of our inspiration and lessons from participants themselves – women from all over South Africa, including beneficiaries of our programmes. We are inviting businesswomen, rural and urban entrepreneurs, academics and students to bring their thoughts and expertise on how to make poverty a thing of the past. In addition to the uplifting presentations at the event, we will ‘workshop’ the challenges that face women in their homes, in the community and in the workplace.

Our theme of ‘Making Poverty History’ arises from the recognition that the crisis we identified almost 25 years ago remains today, and that no matter where you go in the world, the ‘face of poverty’ is woman.

Through this 25th Anniversary Dialogue, WDB wishes to continue engaging with a broad spectrum of women to assess our collective progress in addressing our poverty challenges. We wish to share ideas on methods that have been found to be effective and how to replicate them. Together, we wish to identify what still needs to be done by women themselves, together with government and the private sector. We aim to find practical ways to end poverty and create sustainable livelihoods for our families and communities.

In a sense, we need to work together to look at and assess the past and to pave a new way ahead in terms of ‘Making Poverty History’. Our dialogue approach is intended to touch the hearts and souls, as well as the heads and hands, believing that the changes our country needs reside in the changes each one of us can make in our own lives. We are the change that Africa has been waiting for.

 

VENUE: Tuksport Centre (LC de Villiers Sports Ground), University of Pretoria (Map)
DATE: 11th – 15th July 2016

 

VISIT WDB 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATORY DIALOGUE WEBSITE
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