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Invitation to a Media Briefing

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Invitation to a Media Briefing on:

The outcome of the outreach and legal clinic by Commission for Gender Equality in Makause Informal Settlement, Primrose, Germiston, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

Date     :  30 August 2019               

Time     :  12h00 – 13h00

Venue  : Fire of God Ministry, Next to Makause
RSVP: Javu Baloyi or 083 579 3306

On 30th of August 2019, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will be hosting a media briefing to inform media about interventions related to the plight of women in Makause informal settlement. It is well known that the informal settlement has recently been in the media with reference to social problems that has plagued the community.

The CGE has noted with concern these social ills and the lack of access to basic services such as water, electricity, sexual and reproductive health services.  The CGE has also noted that part of these social problems includes intolerable rates of violent crimes, including gender-based violence and abuse. These problems are further exacerbated by the fact that police, emergency and health care service professionals find it difficult to access the informal settlement due to structural reasons.

The CGE will therefore visit the area in order to conduct a legal clinic and to also raise awareness about issues pertaining to the rights of women in the informal settlement.


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