16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence


Presenter:        Grizelda Grootboom, activist against human trafficking

Chairperson:   Dr. Benita Moolman, HSRC

Date:  13 November 2018

Time:  12:30 – 13:30

Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (See below for videoconferencing facilities)

Grizelda Grootboom (an activist against human trafficking) will discuss her book, EXIT, which was published in 2016 by Jacana Media. Exit is a book about her being a victim of human trafficking, rape, and drug abuse.  In 2016, this book was nominated a SALA, and in 2017 was nominated for book of the year in the Southern African Region.

Grizelda says, “ I am a survivor for a painful purpose, but I have to help stop the next generation of girls from being bought and sold. My responsibility is to tell the truth.” It is with these sentiments that she writes. She hopes that her writing will create awareness and consequently change. Grootboom is the founder of the Survivor EXIT Foundation, which is continuing the fight in creating awareness’s of the sex slave industry as well as coming up with solutions to stop this industry all together.

Kindly RSVP by 12  November 2018

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference Room, 1st  floor HSRC Library, Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Contact Arlene Grossberg  | T: (012) 302 2811  | E: acgrossberg@hsrc.ac.za

Cape Town: HSRC Video Conference Room, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town.
Contact Carmen Erasmus  | T: (021) 466 7827  | E: cerasmus@hsrc.ac.za

Durban: HSRC Video Conference Room, The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001.
Contact Ridhwaan Khan  | T: (031) 242 5400  | C: 083 788 2786  | E: RKhan@hsrc.ac.za

Vidyo Link: https://hsrc-vc.tenet.ac.za/fl ex.html?roomdirect.html&key=GGKGXLnInSbnn5Mspk7JfF1qu8