to organise an End GBVF 100-Day Challenge
We are glad you are interested in organising a 100-Day Challenge to accelerate progress towards ending gender-based violence and femicide. The purpose of this note is to give you more background information on what this will entail. We are also asking you to provide some information about your organisation and the areas of impact you’d like to focus on.
In 2023, we are looking to include up to forty five 100-Day Challenges in the programme in courts and municipalities across South Africa. We’d like to make sure that we have a well-balanced group of municipalities and courts in terms of geography, size, interests, and so on. The information you provide will help COGTA and Judicial leaders select a balanced cohort for this year’s wave of End GBVF 100-Day Challenges.
This is part of a multi-year effort to end gender-based violence and femicide in our country. At the core of this effort is mobilising collective action in municipalities, court systems, schools, and companies, using 100-Day Challenges to help turn intentions into impact. This builds on successful 100-Day Challenge pilots in 2021 and 2022 that were sponsored by the End GBVF Collective, supported by the Ford Foundation, and organised and implemented by the World of Impact.
To find out more about these pilots, click the button below.
By filling out this application and completing the pre-work, regardless of whether you are selected to organise 100-Day Challenges this year, you will become an “Amplifier” in the End-GBVF Collective. This will enable you to connect with other municipalities, courts and organisations in the nation that are serious about ending gender-based violence and femicide, it will also make you eligible to participate in exclusive training programs on GBVF, it will give you access to toolkits and practices that can help you make progress on GBVF issues in the municipal organisation, and it will secure invitations to webinars to share experiences and discuss and shape local and national GBVF policy.
Designating two personnel in the municipality or court who will provide process guidance and facilitation support to the 100-Day Challenge team. These “Ambassadors” will be trained by the World of Impact to provide this support, and they will need to prioritise the training they will receive and the support they will provide during the period June through November 2023.
Click here for the attributes we are looking for in Ambassadors and for the time commitments they need to make during this period. It is important to note that the skills and experience the Ambassadors will gain will enable them to organise and support other collective efforts in the municipality or court, and will be valuable career advancement tools
Hosting the team
Hosting a multi-stakeholder team to work on their 100-Day Challenge. This includes hosting Four workshops and 14 team meetings from July to November 2023. The Ambassadors will be trained to facilitate these events.
Ensuring that two senior managers can participate in an orientation session on:
- Municipalities – 31 May or 1 June
- Courts – 30 May or 31 May
Please note that the Ambassadors will also be asked to participate in this.
Safeguarding orientation (GBVF 101)
Completing a Safeguarding online orientation (GBVF 101) on GBVF practices. The Ambassadors, convener and at least 2-3 management team members must complete this 60 min online module within seven days after receipt of login detail. Login detail will be sent once you have submitted your application.
GBVF Health check
Asking all municipal/court employees to complete a “GBVF organisational Health Check” survey every quarter. This can be filled out in 20 minutes. The results of this will be fed back to the municipal and court leaders to enable them to gauge where they are compared to other municipalities, courts and organisations in the End GBVF Collective, and to help them prioritise future improvement efforts. Individual, organisational results will ONLY be shared with leaders. Individual results will be aggregated and shared at the provincial and national levels, feeding into a national End GBVF Dashboard. The first quarterly Health Check needs to be completed by the end of September 2023.
Municipalities and courts that commit some funds towards supporting the teams 100-day plan (developed by their 100-Day Challenge team) will increase the chances of getting selected to organise a 100-Day Challenge in 2023. The aim is to provide each 100-day Challenge with a grant (R50,000 to R70,000) to help them fund their action plan and workshops. A portion of this fund will be provided by the programme, the remaining portion of the grant can be secured in the following ways:
- Courts can request a budget from the “Case flow management budget” – request this from your Regional Court President or Chief Magistrate.
- Municipalities can realign their Women’s month and 16-Days of Activism budgets to this support fund as the 100-Days will start on 1 Aug and end within the 16-days of Activism. This will ensure delivery on a GBVF impact area during these commemorative events.
Select your type of organisation to access the application form.