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Mobilising Big Data and AI Against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

When: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Where: Online Event
Start time:15:00



FREE online workshop to discuss responding to GBVF by mobilising data using Big Data and AI.

Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) has been described by President Ramaphosa as “the second major pandemic we face in South Africa today”. Our country has one of the highest incidences of femicide and rape in the world. Wits University hosts several research and engagement projects that aim to provide knowledge and tools to counter this scourge in our society. Wits also plays a prominent role as a leading institution in the fields of data science and AI.

You are invited to attend a FREE online workshop to discuss responding to GBVF by mobilising data using Big Data and AI. We will discuss practical interventions that can be made using dashboards, Apps and other digital tools to leverage access to data.


Panel moderator

Dr Judy Dlamini, Chancellor of Wits University and GBVF Response Fund Chairman. 

She is a medical & academic doctor, business woman, author, and philanthropist; has worked in different sectors of the economy. She is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Mbekani Group,  co-founder, sponsor and trustee of Mkhiwa Trust, her family’s PBO used for social upliftment, focusing in rural development, health and education; and founder of Female Academic Leaders Fellowship NPC, a PBO for developing a pipeline of black women leaders in academia. She chairs the board of Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, GBVF Response Fund and is a director of SA SME Fund. Her Doctoral thesis investigated the intersection of race, gender and social class in women CEOs’ career progression and strategies for gender transformation at leadership level. She is the former Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Limited, former board member of Anglo American plc, Discovery Holdings Ltd, Woolworths Holdings Ltd, and Northam Platinum. She is a published author of ‘’Equal but Different”, “The Other Story” and “Grow to be Great”.

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