Launch of the Traditional Men's Parliament
In partnership with Takuwani Riime Men's Movement, the National House of Traditional & Khoi-San Leaders, the Department of Social Development, and the South African National Aids Council, Parliament will on Friday 17 September 2021 at 10 am, launch the Traditional Men's Parliament.
The hybrid launch will be held at COGTA Head Office Chambers in Pretoria, Gauteng. The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli, and Acting Chairperson of the National House of Traditional & Khoi-San Leaders Nkosikazi Nomandla Mhlauli will co-chair the event. The Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces will address the launch on the inter-connected and Developmental Approach to Sectoral Parliaments.
The launch's primary objectives are to advance a positive social, behavioural change among men that subsequently results in socio-economic development and support the fight against violence directed at women and children.
The Men's Parliament aims to assist develop and coordinate the Men Championing Change programme to reach men's and boys' formations across the country. It includes building strategic partnerships and alliances with stakeholders and development agencies on gender-based violence, social cohesion, crime, substance abuse, and men's health.
DETAILS OF THE LAUNCH ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Date: Friday, 17 September 2021
Venue: COGTA Head Office Chambers, in Pretoria, Gauteng and Virtual platform