INVITATION TO THE LAUNCH OF THE CGE’s POSITION ON SEX WORK
DATE: 16 May 2013
VENUE: The Atrium, Women’s Jail, 2 Kotze Street, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
TIME: 9h00 – 13h00
The Commission for Gender Equality is a state institution established in Chapter 9 of the Constitution of the Republic to ’strengthen constitutional democracy ’. The Commission’s obligation to strengthen constitutional democracy is focused on the protection, promotion and attainment of gender equality. In terms of Section 6 (1)of the CGE Act, “The Commission may establish one or more committees consisting of one or more members of the Commission designated by the Commission and one or more other persons, if any…”
The Commission finalized its strategic framework that guides the programmatic interventions over the next five years. This shift has necessitated six focus areas, namely, national gender machinery; gender-based violence; economic development; culture, religion and tradition; women’s substantive equality and gender equality, education and health.
Rationale and composition
The section six committee should be formed to identify and deliberate on gender equality issues and appropriate interventions, to feed into CGE planning and project implementation processes. The committee members comprise CGE Commissioners, CEO and identified gender equality specialists.
Objectives of the Role of Committee Members
- To participate in meetings as required and act as principal resource on gender equality discourse and issues,
- To provide input and advise on gender issues to enable the Commission to attain its expected outcomes and realize its mandate
- To make recommendations on practical interventions and appropriate strategies, where instances of persistent discrimination and obstacles to gender equality are identified.
- To conduct research if required by committee and have the capacity to conduct such research independently.
Criteria for gender specialists
Applicants should possess most of the following:
- Should have a postgraduate degree in Gender/Women Studies, Economics, Development and other fields related to CGE work).
- Considerable expertise in designing gender responsive projects and profound knowledge of the South African landscape.
- A proven record of research and publications on gender related topics.
- Demonstrate excellent analytical, critical reasoning and problem solving skills.
- Proven technical expertise in required area of knowledge in twelve areas of concern as outlined in Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, CEDAW and other related intenational, and regional covenants and protocols.
- Should be a gender activist in relation to work or organization who is responsible for monitoring and evaluation of gender issue.
- Sound understanding of gender and gender mainstreaming.
- Monitoring and Evaluation experience.
- Advocacy, lobbying and community development/mobilisation experience.
- Sound understanding of the development arena in South Africa.
- Extensive networks nationally and internationally with other gender scholars.
A stipend of R 2500 per seating will be paid. .
Please forward Curriculum Vitae to:
PA to the Chairperson
tel no;- 011 4037182
fax no;- 0865901159
Closing date for application is the 18th of April 2013