Men urged to take their place in #100MenMarch

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cabinet has invited all men and boys to participate in the 100 Men March and take a stand against violence against women and children.

The historic ‘100 Years of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu: Men’s March against Violence on Women and Children’ will take place in Tshwane on 10 July.

The march, which is being coordinated by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), forms part of the centenary celebrations of former President Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Mama Albertina Sisulu, who both committed their lives to the fight for human rights, particularly women and children.

The march celebrates their lives but also seeks to raise awareness on the scourge of violence against women and children.

Men from diverse sectors, racial, political and religious backgrounds will be united in their stance to stop violence against women and children.

The march will start at 10am from Church Square and end at the southern lawns of the Union Buildings.

Concept paper for National Women’s Day approved 

Meanwhile, Cabinet has approved the concept paper and plan for National Women’s Day and Women’s Month observed in August 2018.

The theme for this year is “100 Years of Albertina Sisulu: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”.

This year’s programme coincides with the triple centenaries of the birth of Nelson Mandela, Albertina Sisulu and the formation of the Bantu Women’s League.

Addressing a post Cabinet media briefing in Tshwane on Thursday, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said the Women’s Month activities will mobilise society and build partnerships to decisively address key issues facing women and girls, particularly gender-based violence, women’s economic empowerment, access to land, harmful practices and other sectoral issues in the context of the National Development Plan (NDP) and South Africa’s international commitments.

“The Minister in The Presidency responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, will unpack the full programme at a later stage,” Mokonyane said. -