The Womxn Show
Tue @ 7pm | Sun @ 5:30pm
DSTV Channel 263
The Womxn Show is a TV show launched by Cape Town TV in October 2019.
It unpacks issues around gender justice and women’s rights and focuses on navigating social, government, and regulatory systems through a gendered lens.
Catch it every Tuesday at 7 pm or Sundays at 5:30 pm on free to air channel CTV or DSTV 263. The Womxn Show is funded by The Ford Foundation.
The Womxn Show, funded by the Ford Foundation, looks at women’s issues with a focus on gender-based violence (GBV) and gender justice. South Africa has some of the most progressive legislation on gender violence in the world. Despite this, our femicide rate is five times the global average and the UN has described the rates of rape and violence as a war on women.
The Womxn Show aims to draw on a large body of NGOs, activists, experts and stakeholders to give a deeper and more accurate view of the systemic issues that both drive gender-based violence and hamper effective prevention and responses to violence against women and children. The show will be hosted by journalist and GBV activist Lenina Rassool, who believes that part of the solution is making justice and court procedures more transparent so that victims, especially women, are better able to navigate the system.
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About Lenina Rasool
Lenina brings 15-years of experience as a journalist, traditionally focusing on Gender Issues. She started her career as a feature writer for Femina Magazine and joined Cosmopolitan Magazine three years later.
Lenina has been working in the social justice space over the past six years, with a particular focus on youth and gender issues. She joined Cape Town TV in April 2017 as the Producer of the news show, Our City, where she covered stories and research around violence against women and children extensively.