Minister Shabangu Launches The National Dialogues For No Violence Against Women And Children In Mpumalanga

October 03, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

MEDIA ADVISORY MINISTER SHABANGU LAUNCHES THE NATIONAL DIALOGUES FOR NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN MPUMALANGA Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Hon Susan Shabangu, MP, will launch the Mpumalanga edition of the National Dialogues for No Violence Against Women and Children on Tuesday, 03 October 2017, at Marite Community Hall, Bushbuckridge. The objective of the National Dialogues is to assist the Department of Women and government to best understand the nature and causes of the scourge of femicide, rape and violence against women and children, in order to inform government’s response and course of action. The National Dialogues in Mpumalanga will take place in all three municipal districts in the province; Ehlanzeni, Nkangala and Gert Sibande. The focus of the dialogues might vary from district to district as they will be informed by the social issues and challenges unique to each district. The National Dialogues have already been rolled out in Limpopo and Northern Cape provinces as part of the #365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. The dialogues are a platform for deepening democracy whilst ensuring safer and crime-free communities - especially for women and children. The Department of Women is undertaking the National Dialogues in partnership with the Mpumalanga Provincial Government and their respective municipalities, Mpumalanga Departments of Social Development, Community Safety and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), faith-based organisations, traditional leaders, civil society organisations, legal and the private sector. Members of the media are invited as follows: Date: 03 October 2017 Venue: Marite Community Hall, Bushbuckridge Time: 09:00 The schedule of the National Dialogues in Mpumalanga is as follows: Name of District Municipality Name of Local Municipality Target Area (Town) Target Date Ehlanzeni District Municipality Bushbuckridge Local Bushbuckridge 03 October 2017 Nkomazi Local Municipality Komatipoort 04 October 2017 Gert Sibande District Municipality Govan Mbeki Local Municipality Secunda 11 October 2017 Msukaligwa Local Municipality Ermelo 12 October 2017 Nkangala District Municipality Thembisile Hani Local Municipality KwaMhlanga 25 October 2017 Steve Tswete Local Municipality Middelburg 26 October 2017 RSVP’s and Enquiries: Aubrey Mnisi – Communications Manager - Bushbuckridge Local Municipality 079 874 3334 / or Peter Mbelengwa – Media Liaison Officer for the Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women 082 611 8197 / Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the Ministry in The Presidency responsible for Women 29 September 2017

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