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02 September 2019

George Councillor visits 1st Women's Parliament

Women’s month always provides opportunities for women to celebrate and the District Commissioner for the SALGA Women’s Commission, George Councillor Liza Stroebel has had the wonderful opportunity to be part of various campaigns and projects this year.   

One of her highlights this year was a recent visit to the first Women’s Parliament on 29 August 2019 which served as a launching pad to commence provincial review sessions of the 1994 Women’s Charter for Effective Equality. It was hosted under the theme “Gender and Institutionalism: Towards Strengthening the National Gender Machinery as a response to addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV) in South Africa.” Cllr Stroebel noted that this gave her the opportunity to identify the weaknesses but also celebrate the successes reached to promote women equality in South Africa. “I am delighted to take hands with all stakeholders to make a noticeable contribution in the Garden Route District,” said  PR Councillor Liza Stroebel.

 

The programme was centred around presentations and discussions on escalating conditions of GBV, as well as proposals for submission to the GBV National Action Plan, as driven by the Presidency of South Africa. Delegates to the Women’s Parliament included representatives from all nine legislatures, institutions of higher learning, the men’s sector of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the Commission on Gender Equality, and other formations that deal with gender-related matters.

The 12-month Women’s Charter review process will culminate in the adoption of an improved policy and legislative oversight mechanisms that strengthen interventions aimed at removing structural, institutional and cultural barriers to gender mainstreaming and women development.

 

Caption: Cllr Liza Stroebel attends the first Women’s Parliament

Last published 02 September 2019