In our second interview supported by the Ford Foundation, Jillian speaks with Bonita Meyersfeld, the Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies and an associate professor at the School of Law, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Bonita is a gender-based violence expert trained in South Africa and the US, with a background as an advisor to the House of Lords of the United Kingdom. She is the founding member of the organisation Lawyers Against Abuse and the author of the book "Domestic Violence and International Law". Against a backdrop of increasing public discourse and awareness of sexual and gender-based violence, Jillian and Bonita explore the complex moral realities of violence, the concept of human progress, and our systemic causes of and responses to harm.
Nov 25, 2017