Parliament, Thursday, 4 August 2022 – Through its sectoral work, Parliament will continue tomorrow, 5 August 2022, with the Women's Charter for Accelerated Development report back session in Cape Town, Western Cape.

The report back session is part of a sustained and targeted oversight campaign to oversee the 2021 Women's Charter for Accelerated Development implementation. In 2019, during the Western Cape Women's Charter High-Level session, the Provincial Executive made certain undertakings to improve the state of gender equality within the province.

The 2019 Women's Parliament took a resolution that Parliament should embark on a process to review the entire women's rights regime to assess the efficacy of existing systematic and institutional mechanisms across the three spheres of government.

The review process has explicitly exposed the glaring policy and practice and the disjuncture between public endorsement of gender equality and actual institutional practice. The revised charter will serve as a road map for effective policy re-design and implementation.
Expected participants at the event include Members of Parliament, Provincial Executive Council of the Western Cape, Provincial Legislature, Mayors from Districts and Local Municipalities, Commission for Gender Equality, The Financial Fiscal Commission NGOs and members of the public.

Western Cape is the fourth province to be visited, following successful report-back sessions held in Gauteng, North West and Limpopo in the past few weeks.

Details of the report back session:

Date: 4 August 2022
Venue: Life Conference Centre Venue Auditorium 30, Main Road, Sea Point

For an interview with the NCOP Deputy Chairperson, Ms Sylvia Lucas, please contact Masego Dlula on 081 715 9398

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Enquiries: Moloto Mothapo