South Africa: Organisations have their say on women's rights, gender parity in parly

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South Africa: Organisations have their say on women's rights, gender parity in parly

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A number of organisations representing the interests of women have gathered in Parliament on Monday for a Women’s Charter Review Conference.

The conference serves as a launch pad to engage women across all sectors of society on issues like gender-based violence and gender parity.

The Commission for Gender Equality has called for punitive measures against political parties who don't adhere to the 50/50 gender parity.

The commission's Nomsisi Bata says this will ensure that parties don't pay lip service to advance women representation.

“We will not rest until 50/50 representation is legislated and punitive measures apply to political parties who do not adhere to this.”

Click here to read the full article published by Ewn on 20 August 2018.

 

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