Administration news

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
Administration news

16 Days campaign to end on significant note

10 Dec 2012 09:51
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will mark the closing ceremony of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children by launching the National Council Against Gender-Based Violence.

(Image: GCIS)
The council will, amongst others, facilitate the provision of help and response to victims and survivors of gender-based violence; adopt comprehensive measures in addressing all forms of violence against women and children as well as women with disabilities, and coordinate the 365 Days National Plan of Action against Gender-based Violence.

The council will be chaired by the Deputy President, with a dedicated secretariat located in the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities.

Today Motlanthe will attend and address the official closing ceremony of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, to be held at Ben Marais Hall in Rustenburg, North West.

The 16 Days campaign is observed annually from 25 November (International Day of No Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

This year marks the 13th anniversary of the campaign, which is being held under the theme, "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence against Women!"

As a sub-theme, South Africa is focusing on the "Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and children".

Government believes that the success of the 16 Days campaign is dependent on the partnership between government and all sectors of society.

During the ceremony, a moment of silence will be observed in honour of gender-based violence victims. Motlanthe will then light a peace torch and hand it over to the Department of Transport.

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele, including the Deputy Ministers of Justice & Constitutional Development, Andries Nel; Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga and Police, Maggie Sotyu will be among the government officials to witness the ceremony.

Various organisations including Men's Sector, Disability Sector, Progressive Women's Movement of South Africa, Bikers: Ride on Speak Out, UN Family and Cosatu are expected to give a message of support.


SOURCE

SAnews.gov.za
SAnews.gov.za is a South African government news service, published by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). SAnews.gov.za (formerly BuaNews) was established to provide quick and easy access to articles and feature stories aimed at keeping the public informed about the implementation of government mandates.
Go to: http://www.sanews.gov.za
    
 
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This Message Board accepts no liability of legal consequences that arise from the Message Boards (e.g. defamation, slander, or other such crimes). All posted messages are the sole property of their respective authors. The maintainer does retain the right to remove any message posts for whatever reasons. People that post messages to this forum are not to libel/slander nor in any other way depict a company, entity, individual(s), or service in a false light; should they do so, the legal consequences are theirs alone. Bizcommunity.com will disclose authors' IP addresses to authorities if compelled to do so by a court of law.

News