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CGE GAUTENG OFFICE HOSTS OUTREACH AND LEGAL ADVISORY CLINIC

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Press release

For Immediate Release: 02 December 2016

To: Editors, Producers and Reporters

CGE GAUTENG OFFICE HOSTS OUTREACH AND LEGAL ADVISORY CLINIC

On the 3rd December 2016 the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) in Gauteng will host outreach and legal advisory clinic in Alexandra at 10h00. The Commission for Gender Equality is an independent state institution established in terms of Chapter 9 of the Constitution Act No: 108 of 1996 of the Republic of South Africa. The powers and functions of the CGE are outlined in the Commission on Gender Equality Act, No 39 of 1996 (CGE Act). Section 11(b) of the CGE Act requires the CGE to develop, manage or conduct public information and education programmes to foster public understanding of matters linked to the promotion of gender equality, as well as the role and activities of the CGE.

Through the CGE’s mandate, the Department of Public Education and Information is the information hub of the CGE. This department ensures that the CGE remains relevant and accessible to the public at large. The CGE continues to fulfil its mandate of information dissemination and advocacy in relation to human rights and gender equality. The event on Saturday will reflect activities undertaken by the education officer, legal officer and stakeholders. The focus is on; to raise awareness and educate people about services available for victims of Gender Based Violence and Intimate Partner Violence, to bring closer to the public services for the purpose of generating complaints, to establish good working relationships with stakeholders. The Gauteng Provincial Office strives to be proactive and take a lead in fostering positive relationships with stakeholders.

ENDS,

Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)
Date: 02 December 2016
Contact Person: Zanele Ncwane
Tel: 082 529 6937
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.

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