Attention: Editors, Producers and Reporters
16 June 2018
Gender Commission wishes all Fathers a Happy Fathers’ Day
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to the fathers of our society as they celebrate Fathers’ Day on Sunday. The Commission wishes to salute the contribution fathers and father figures make to the lives of the children. This day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting. Fathers’ Day has an important celebratory significance, as it reminds us of the role that fatherhood plays in the upbringing of children. Fathers and father figures alike should be to be proud of their roles and status in their households.
CGE also pays homage and respect to all responsible fathers who assist their spouses and partners in household chores, assisting with homework and assignments, including caring for their children. “Responsible fatherhood also affords children to play and stay at school in order to pursue future endeavours… It also goes a long way in addressing the alleviation of burden of unpaid care work on women. It allows women to be free to pursue productive work”, says Lulama Nare, Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality.
We are also calling upon absent fathers to think about the role that they would have been playing instead of letting their kids without proper role modelling that might have a bearing in years to come.
On this year’s occasion of Fathers’ Day, the Commission for Gender Equality pays tribute to all fathers in the country.
Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)
Date: 16 June 2018
Contact Person: Javu Baloyi
Tel: 083 579 3306
The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 181 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.