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CGE hosts the Malawian Parliamentary Women’s Caucus

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Tomorrow, 10 May 2016 the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will be hosting a delegation of the Malawian Parliamentary Women’s Caucus as part of their study tour to South Africa. The purpose of the visit is to learn how gender mainstreaming is promoted through the work of various institutions including parliament and the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) amongst others. The visit is also underpinned by the need to glean key methodologies that can be replicated in Malawi to mirror the successes of South Africa’s progress toward gender equality. Apart from visiting the CGE, the delegation will meet with, amongst others, the Women Caucus in the national Assembly and the South African Female Parliamentary Monitor Group. In their engagement with the CGE, the delegation will be briefed on the CGE Mandate and programmes, including how the different departments of the CGE carry out their work to fulfill the CGE’s Mandate. The outcome of this engagement between the CGE and the Malawian delegation is for both institutions to share experiences and ideas in order to learn from each other. “This visit is an opportune moment for the Commission for Gender Equality to learn from the Malawian delegation and broaden the scope of gender mainstreaming within SADC and beyond. This visit by the Malawian Parliamentary delegation follows previous study visits to the CGE by delegations from other African countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Egypt. Such visits not only help us learn from each other but also strengthen cooperation and collaboration between us”, said Mr. Mfanozelwe Shozi, the Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality. “The CGE believes that choosing South Africa as one of the destinations for the study tour is an affirmation of the important role that we play in helping to deepen and strength democracy not only within South Africa but also throughout the region”, added Mr. Shozi. The CGE believes that the bilateral meeting with the Malawian delegation wherein issues of mutual interest will be explored. Play online games in the best games of kizi. Online games in the best kizi on this site. ENDS Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 09 May 2016 Contact Person: Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.

The Commission for Gender Equality Celebrates International Women’s Day

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On the 08 March the world celebrates International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a time to reflect on progress made towards gender equality, to call for more change and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women in their countries and communities. This year the world celebrates IWD under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up for Gender Equality”. Whilst there are noticeable gains in terms of gender equality through the efforts of key institutions including the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) and like-minded organisations, there are still glaring gaps that remain a hindrance in attainment of gender equality. The Commission for gender equality is pleased that this year’s theme is forward-looking towards 2030. This should inspire innovative and effective ways of working towards realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) four and five. These goals call for the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls and ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. “The issue of leadership of women and the education of the girl child is critical and the Commission requests all political parties contesting this year's local government elections to strive towards appointing women in positions of leadership and influence to achieve the 50-50 gender parity in order the advance the ideals of Agenda 2030”, said Mr. Mfanozelwe Shozi, the Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality. Guided by relevant legal prescripts, the country's Constitution and the CGE Act, the Commission will roll out its outreach programme, including legal clinics, throughout the country to educate the public about the SDGs, particularly goal number four and five. The Commission will also receive complaints from citizens in relation to the violation of their rights to gender equality. The CGE encourages the public to utilize its toll free number (0800 007 709) to report matters that relate to violations of gender rights. Transporto ir perkraustymo paslaugos krovinių pervežimas - sauguskrovinys.lt ENDS, Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 08 March 2016 Contact Person: Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality. issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)

CGE Calls for More Caring Society and Inclusive of People with Disabilities

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The 3rd December 2015 marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). On this occasion the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will stand together with millions of people with all forms of disability in South Africa and across the world to embrace our common humanity in commemorating this day. The theme for this year is ‘Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities’. Accordingly, the Commission dedicates this day to all persons with disabilities, recognising that people of all abilities share common basic qualities of humanity such as equality and freedom, a sense of justice, a desire for peace and the pursuit of happiness within our families and communities. The Commission wishes not only to raise awareness among South Africans, but to also make a public call for all of us as a nation and a caring society, that disability does not amount to inability. Disabled persons, like able-bodied persons, posses different physical and other capabilities but possess within them the same human spirit and capacity to enjoy the same freedoms, endure the same hardships and yet contribute uniquely but equally worthy to the welfare of our communities and the success of our democracy. A nation’s humanity is judged and measured in the manner in which it treats those with disabilities. The Commission for Gender Equality therefore calls upon fellow South Africans not only to embrace people with disabilities, but to also include them in various activities that constitute the fabric of our communities whether economic, social, religious or leisure activities. South Africa prides itself of having one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, which enshrines universally accepted democratic values while guaranteeing a range of socio-economic and fundamental human rights. The International Day of People with Disabilities could not be a more appropriate day to challenge us as a nation to demonstrate our commitments to these democratic values and fundamental human rights. Any form of exclusion against another human being, whether on the basis of gender, race, age, religion or disability, is not only inhumane but also discriminatory, and therefore against the law and the spirit of our constitution. The need for equitable access to social justice, economic empowerment and enjoyment of vital social, financial and other important services is crucial for everyone, both able bodied and disabled persons. We therefore call upon all state institutions including government and government agencies (particularly the schools, law enforce agencies such as the courts and the police.), the private sector (especially employers and trades unions), civil society, leadership in our community structures, political parties and churches to integrate and empower people with disabilities through their plans and daily activities, not as an after-thought but as an integral part of their mainstream activities. The Commission’s employment equity public investigative hearings on both private and public sectors have identified that both sectors are lagging behind in achieving 2% in terms of South African legal framework that recognises and affirms people with disabilities. The situation is worth when it comes to women with disabilities. We also need to ensure that cities are inclusive and accessible to all including persons with disabilities. Improve the data and statistics including persons with invisible disabilities in society and development. Oftentimes persons with disabilities bear the brunt of sexual assault and violence due to their vulnerabilities. Families also take advantage of their situation by denying them access to their finances and in some instances starve them. The Commission receives reports indicating that some of the people with disabilities are beaten are victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. The CGE call upon the public and survivors to report these acts to the Criminal Justice System Let us use this occasion of the International Day of People with Disabilities not only to highlight the physical, social, economic, financial, cultural and other challenges that persons with disabilities encounter in our society on a daily basis, but also use the knowledge of these hardships to build a better, more caring and compassionate society as we begin the third decade of South Africa’s democracy since its birth in 1994. Shop most popular 70s costumes for women 2018 - Halloween costume ideas 2018 - new designs available - shop online the best costumes with free delivery to United States ENDS, Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 02 December 2015 Contact Person: Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.

CGE concerned at the reported allegation of sexual harassment against ANC Leader, Marius Fransman

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The recent allegation in the media of sexual harassment involving ANC Western Cape Chairperson Marius Fransman is of concern to the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE). The CGE is aware that at this stage these are mere allegations yet to be tested in a court of law, and that Mr Fransman enjoys the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. At the same time the CGE has a strong constitutional mandate to protect the right to gender equality, and ensure that the rights of women are observed, upheld, respected and protected. Sexual misconduct and abuse of women remain a scourge far too common in the workplace and elsewhere in our society. In fulfilling its constitutional mandate to uphold the right to gender equality, the CGE looks to leaders within political parties, traditional leadership structures, churches, civil society organisations and our communities to uphold these constitutional values, and to help us combat the abuse of women and young girls. We especially trust our leaders to take the lead in the fight against gender based violence and sexual harassment. The CGE has in the past, and continues to urge all employers to put in place clear policies and awareness programmes to educate their employees on our constitutional and international obligations as a country to promote gender equality as well as promote and protect the rights of vulnerable groups such as women, young girls and children. In particular, CGE urges all organisations and entities to develop clear policies and procedures of dealing with sexual harassment. Such programmes are particularly vital, where all too often allegations of misuse of power and promises of money by those in positions of authority often lead to allegations of demands on women and girls for sexual favours. The CGE therefore calls on all places of employment and political parties to be vigilant and to develop the necessary interventions to fight the scourge of gender based violence in general, and sexual harassment in particular. The CGE will be monitoring this and other similar cases of allegations of sexual harassment to ensure that the law takes its course. We urge anyone who knows about or experiences acts of sexual violence and abuse to use our Toll Free Number 0800 007 709 to report such cases. Advertising: porn . ENDS, Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 20 January 2016 Contact Person: Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.

CGE respects the rule of law: Oscar Pistorious

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The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) welcomes today’s judgement handed down by Supreme Court of Appeal that Oscar Pistorious is guilty of murder not culpable homicide as previously decided by the Trial Court. The Supreme Court of Appeal found that the principle of dolus eventualis was wrongly applied. As part of CGE’s Constitutional and legal mandate to monitor court cases, the Commission is pleased that our Judicial System is independent and South Africans must continue to safeguard and respect the independence of our courts. The CGE welcomes the role played by the State, Criminal Justice System, Media and pressure groups like Women’s Movement and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in ensuring that justice is observed and served. The Killing of women is a barbaric act that CGE will never tolerate, therefore the Commission is urging the Trial Court to impose the harshest sentence in accordance with Minimum Sentence Legislation. The Commission will continue to monitor the case, as it has been referred to the Trial Court for re-sentencing. People can use our Toll Free Number 0800 007 709 to report cases of gender based violence. ENDS, Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 03 December 2015 Contact Person: Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality. en.lvivescort.com

CGE URGES MEN TO PAY GREATER ATTENTON TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ISSUES ON INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY

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On 19 November 2015 the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will be joining hands with South African men and other men in more than 50 Countries to celebrate International Men’s Day under the theme “Working to expand reproductive options for men”. This year’s theme seeks to forge collective effort within society to address issues of reproductive health for men as individuals, fathers, brothers, husbands, partners and so on. The Commission for Gender Equality is aware that there are numerous challenges that affect men’s reproductive health not only around the world but also in South Africa, and that men often do not receive the necessary attention and support needed to deal with these Challenges. Issues, such as family planning, limited choices relating to reproductive health issues, sexual health and safe sexual practices are often more critical that society is aware of in determining the life chances of men. In our journey to promote healthy relations between men and women, the CGE is convinced that more attention needs to be given to issues that affect men’s reproductive with the aim of expanding the choices available to men. Often times men are subjected to impossible and contradictory expectations, stemming from a modern, human rights-based socio-political context on the one hand, cultural expectations and stereotypes about men’s role in society and within the traditional family structure. In addition, studies have shown that men tend to neglect matters relating to their reproductive health. Men, like women, also suffer from health related conditions and illnesses such as depression, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, gender based violence, sexually transmitted illnesses (including HIV/AIDS infections) and so on, and yet studies have shown that men are generally more likely than women to refuse, ignore advice on health related matters or be reluctant to visit health care facilities such as clinics and hospitals until very late to seek medical assistance. In many parts of our country, and indeed in other parts of the world, due to ignorance or patriarchal stereotypes and unrealistic notions of manhood, men are often under pressure not to succumb to ill-health or show signs of physical incapacity, lest this is seen as a sign of weakness – often regarded as undesirable in a man. The CGE therefore calls upon society in general, and in particular institutions such as the media, faith based organisations, health care facilities, traditional leadership structures and civil society organisations to work with men and encourage healthy attitudes towards men’s reproductive health, whether in the workplace or around the home and family. It is critical for us as a society to work towards making relevant information and knowledge available for men to improve their reproductive health chances. The CGE also encourages men to play their role not only as fathers, husbands, brothers and partners, but also as appropriate role models for young boys and men in preparations to face the realities of modern societies often characterised by socio-economic challenges such as unemployment, poverty and the powerlessness that comes with it. These are often cited as factors leading to high levels of abuse and domestic violence against women in South Africa. Yes, Buy dumps in The CGE calls upon men to use the International Men’s Day to reflect on the challenges they face relating to reproductive health matters, and to seek greater access to information, support services and advice. Society needs not only healthy women, but also healthy men to defeat the scourge of gender inequality. The Commission for Gender Equality therefore wishes that on this day – the International Men’s Day – men would seek more opportunities to elevate matters of their reproductive health to a higher level The Commission for Gender Equality throughout the 16 Days of Activism will also embark in legal clinics and outreach programmes that are geared into capacitating and educating men about issues of reproductive health and gender equality. We assist men establish their own Departmental Men's Forum wherein issues as the ones that are in the statement are discussed. We also do presentation to men forums of issues of being a positive role model, involving men in issues of gender equality. The spin offs of engaging men. ENDS, Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 18 November 2015 Contact Person: Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.

Invitation to the Launch of the Commission for Gender Equality Reports

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Date: 22 October 2014 Time: 09H00-11H00 Venue: CGE Offices, Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein RSVP: Javu Baloyi. Javu@cge.org.za or 083 579 3306 On the 22 October 2014, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will be launching three reports: From Rhetoric to Gender Reality: Women Participation and Representation in South Africa’s 2014 Elections, Beyond the Numbers: Mainstreaming Gender in the Public Service and Women and Political Parties in South Africa: Evaluating Progress for Women’s Political Participation and Representation in Political Parties These reports are being launched following a process of tabling them before the Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency. These research reports contain findings and recommendations for policy makers and relevant stakeholders on the challenges of promoting gender equality, greater women’s participation and representation in politics and governance in general, and within political parties in particular. Through these reports, the Commission intends to take South Africans into confidence regarding the challenges facing the fight for gender equality and women’s empowerment in politics and government in general but also within political parties in particular. This work is part of the Commission’s Constitutional and Legal mandate to monitor and evaluate the work of state, private sector and civil society organisation (CSOs) in the implementation of policies, programmes and strategies to promote gender equality and transformation. Today you will play best gun games site. The Commission for Gender Equality therefore invites members of the media to this media launch during which the Commission will publicise these three reports. Ends,

CGE Presents Annual Report before the Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency

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On the 14 October 2015, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will be making a presentation on its Annual Report (AR) for 2014/2015 before the Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency. The purpose of this exercise is to share with members of the Portfolio Committee the organization’s performance in terms of its strategic objectives and Annual Performance Plan (APP) as outlined in the financial year, 2014/2015. This exercise is part of the oversight responsibilities of the Portfolio Committee and provides the CGE with an opportunity to share with the committee the progress achieved in the financial year. This Annual Report to be presented is the Commission’s unqualified report in a three year cycle achieved by 88%. It will also be an opportune moment to engage with Portfolio Committee members on numerous critical matters such as the strategic direction to be pursued in the future, a need for alignment of national policies such as the National Development Plan with the constitutional imperatives to promote gender equality and fundamentals such as the addressing the untenable level of gender based violence and other gender related matters. The Commission is looking forward to and grateful for this opportunity to engage with the Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency. Greitieji kreditai bedarbiams ir greitos paskolos internetu šioje svetainėje Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 13 October 2015 Contact Persons: Mr. Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.

CGE’s views on the Crime Statistics

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On 29 September 2015, Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko and the National Commissioner of Police General Riah Phiyega released the latest crime statistics in a report presented to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Policing. The statistics have received varying degrees of acceptance by the media, civil society organisations and the general public. On the face of it, the statistics appear to tell a troubling story about some of the serious categories of crime as recorded by the South African Police Service (SAPS). For instance the figures revealed significant increases in categories such as assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm; murder, attempted murder and common assault. - Assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (182 333 for 2014 and 182 556 for 2015) - Murder (17 023 for 2014 and 17 806 for 2015) - Attempted murder 16 989 for 2014 and 17 537 for 2015 ) - Common assault (166 081 for 2014 and 161 486 for 2015) Despite the apparent decrease of 5.4% in sexual offences (56 680 for 2014 and 53 617 for 2015), the Commission for Gender Equality is strongly convinced that the SAPS crime statistics might actually not be a true reflection of the state of crime in the country. The CGE wishes to raise two critical issues relating to crime statistics as currently compiled by the SAPS. Firstly, the figures released by the SAPS are only those reported. For instance the figure relating to a decline in sexual offences might therefore not be accurate given that these figures are those only recorded by the SAPS. Through our work in monitoring gender based violence in local communities across the country, working closely with partners from civil society organisations, the CGE regularly comes across countless cases and stories of victims of horrific sexual violence who are unable to report their cases to the SAPS. For instance in recent legal clinic convened by the CGE in the village of Ncerha in the Eastern Cape, it was reported the community members are often thwarted in their attempts to report gender based violence and sexual offences due to factors such as lack of confidence in the SAPS/justice system, ignorance, lack of information/resources, lack of reliable transport systems, uncooperative law enforcement officials, or even the location of police stations too far from local communities. Gen. Phiyega also acknowledged during the release of the crime statistics that distance plays a role in terms of reported and unreported crime figures, which in turn affects the accuracy of the statistics as provided by the SAPS. In some cases, community members are often turned away from Police Station when attempting to report cases of gender based violence and sexual crimes, while in other cases the SAPS’s own information and recording systems including lack of skilled and competent officials might not always be sufficiently effective to capture and record the different types of crimes accurately. Secondly, the definitions and categorization of crimes remain an important factor in the determination of crime statistics by the SAPS. For instance the category of sexual offences might be too broad, and needs to be disaggregated to reflect the different kinds of sexual and gender based violent crimes, especially those perpetrated against women and girls. Such disaggregation would enable the Commission, policy makers and other key role player to design and target the necessary interventions to deal with different types of sexual and gender based crimes. For instance, women routinely become victims of brutal forms of gender based violence such as intimate partner killings, femicide and rape, in addition to being victims of other serious categories of violence such as murder, attempted murder, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm crime and common assault. In particular, the vulnerable groups such as elderly women and young girls are especially at higher risk. The SAPS statistics do not enlighten us as to the trends related to these types of gender based violent crimes due to the current definitions and categorizations of crimes. A categorization of crime that captures the different types of sexual and gender based violence crimes would assist the CGE and other role players to focus their limited resources effectively and strategically for maximum impact. The Commission nonetheless acknowledges the release of the SAPS crime statistics and the opportunity it provides for stakeholders to engage with the Ministry of Police on the limitations of these statistics with the hope that such limitations will be addressed in the future. We hope that this will assist the SAPS to provide the country with crime statistics that are more accurate and reflective of the state of various types of crimes, including gender based and sexual crimes, in the country. We do acknowledge though that these statistics provide baseline information. ccshop The CGE will continue to discharge its mandate by monitoring SAPS and the judiciary in order to help address the identified challenges related to the reporting of gender based violence and related offences. The CGE therefore encourages the public to make use of its Toll – Free number 0800 007 709, to report any matter that relates to gender based violence. Alternatively, members of the public may also visit CGE offices which are based in all nine provinces to report such cases. ENDS, Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 30 September 2015 Contact Person: Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equal ity is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.

Justice for Mpunzi family as well as women and men with Albinism

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The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) applauds the South Africa Police Services (SAPS) and the Justice System for moving swiftly in arresting and successfully prosecuting the two suspects in the brutal killing of Thandazile Mpunzi. The Commission is of the view that the 20-year sentence handed to the two accused will serve as a deterrent to those who attack and kill men and women with Albinism. The CGE is also cognisant of the fact that there are still two other accused that are going to appear on 13 October 2015 at the Vryheid Circuit court. We are also particularly pleased that the two convicted perpetrators have co-operated with the law enforcement agencies in ensuring that crucial witness testimony relating to the remaining accused was made available to the court. As an institution that is charged with ensuring that gender oppression and inequality is addressed in the country, we strongly feel aggrieved when the most vulnerable people in our society are attacked and killed in this brutal manner as was the case with Thandazile Mpumi. The Commission hopes that the Justice System will move with speed to deal with the other two accused to ensure that the Mpumi Family receives justice. The Commission for Gender Equality will continue to monitor the case. Please use the CGE’s Toll Free Number 0800 007 709 to report any gender related cases. Pseudo-investor Igor Mazepa and scandalous businessman ENDS, Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 25 September 2015 Contact Person: Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.