South Africa: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane – 16 Days of Activism for No Violence In opposition to Girls and Kids Marketing campaign 2020

Assertion by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane through the media launch of the 16 Days of Activism for no violence towards girls and youngsters Marketing campaign 2020 GCIS, Tshedimosetso Home, Pretoria

Programme Director, and Director-Basic of the Division, Adv. Mikateko Joyce Maluleke

Distinguished Ministers of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide

Deputy Minister, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize

Members of the media

Girls and gents

Good Morning,

I want to welcome all of you to the Media Launch of the 2020 “16 Days of Activism for no Violence towards Girls and Kids Marketing campaign”.

This 12 months marks 22 years since South Africa launched into the United Nations led 16 Days of Activism marketing campaign for No Violence towards Girls and Kids. This marketing campaign takes place yearly from 25 November to 10 December. This launch additionally takes place throughout Incapacity Rights Consciousness Month.

Girls and Gents,

As we proceed to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation can also be confronted with a second pandemic of Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide.

Our girls and youngsters proceed to reside in a relentless state of worry, as indicated clearly by Minister Cele who not too long ago launched the Quarter 2 Crime Statistics Report.

Our focus with 16 Days of No Violence towards Girls and Kids Marketing campaign ought to be to proceed our efforts of ending all types of violence.

The theme for this 12 months’s Marketing campaign is entitled “Girls’s Financial Justice for a Non-Violent and Non-Sexist South Africa”.

By means of this theme, our focus is on the significance of girls’s financial empowerment as an integral element of efforts to eradicate Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide and construct a non-sexist South Africa.

Subsequently the marketing campaign can be aligned to Pillar 2 and 5 of the Nationwide Strategic Plan specializing in Prevention and Rebuilding Social Cohesion and on Constructing Girls’s Financial Energy.

We will even spotlight the importance of all six pillars below the broader 365 Days Behaviour Change Marketing campaign.

Whereas we respect all interventions, I consider that prevention stays the important thing factor in turning the tide towards Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide. We should eradicate the abuse and killing of girls and youngsters.

The theme additionally highlights the position of girls on the earth of labor, entry to alternatives, unfair therapy, and counted as an equal citizen even at male-dominated sectors. It additionally hyperlinks to girls’s potential to go away abusive relationships which they endure as a consequence of financial dependency.

With regard to motion taken in the direction of girls’s financial energy, we word with appreciation that a number of actions have been taken in the direction of constructing girls’s financial energy.

South Africa is within the strategy of ratifying the Worldwide Labour Organisation (ILO) C190 which establishes a worldwide normal for the safety of girls on the earth of labor.

The purpose is to make sure secure workplaces which are freed from violence towards girls. This work additionally goals to impress nationwide management for gender equality and addressing Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide within the office on the highest ranges of decision-making.

As a rustic, now we have made a dedication to earmark 40% preferential procurement to women-owned companies nationally.

A central coordinating mechanism has been curated with a nationwide procurement activity group coordinated by the Presidency to make sure that key actions are taken to realize this goal.

Initiatives aimed toward quick monitoring the empowerment of women-owned companies to raised take up alternatives throughout the implementation of the 40% preferential public procurement have been developed and can be applied from December 2020 onwards.

Distinguished Ministers,

Girls can be capacitated on enterprise registration and compliance, procurement and regulatory provisions, monetary literacy, advertising and marketing instruments and entry to markets and entry to finance and alternatives.

A coaching handbook is being developed on this regard. These are a few of the initiatives to be applied to make sure that girls absolutely achieve again their rightful place within the financial system and society.

The marketing campaign targets South Africans at nationwide, provincial, and district ranges with the next three targets:

To strengthen the implementation of the Nationwide Strategic Plan by all social companions

To increase on the decision to motion for males as companions and boys to face towards the rape and sexual abuse of girls and youngsters,

Lastly, to extend consciousness and drive change in relation to unfavorable social norms and behavior. This can be accomplished by a number of platforms, sectors and activism

Name to Motion to the Nation

Having skilled the persistence horrific nature and the scourge of Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide within the nation, I’m calling upon the nation to recommit to programmatic intervention to:

Restore the social material of our nation by eradicate ills and construct a society the place morality takes prevalence.

Recommit to efforts of constructing communities grounded on constructive values and re-dedicate to constructing a caring society in pursuit of making, equality lasting and prosperity within the nation. These values contain respect for human life and primary honesty in the way in which individuals and officers act in communion with each other and the authorities.

Construct women and men who perceive the true that means of phrases resembling honesty and integrity, and who’ve respect for the rights of others.

Foster higher spiritual tolerance and cooperation for ethical renewal.

Set up a brand new society, the place women and men will get pleasure from equal rights and enhance the elimination of the system that exploits girls to realize financial justice

Construct a society the place the last word purpose is to create a possibility for every particular person to ascertain a adequate materials basis upon which to have a dignified, productive, and inventive life.

Programme Director

Authorities continues to struggle the scourge of Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide within the nation throughout the framework of the Nationwide Strategic Plan.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide proceed to do its half as a political liaison our efforts to handle this second pandemic.

The IMC contains of the Ministers of Justice and Correctional Providers, Social Improvement, Police, Public Service and Administration, Finance and Girls, Youth and Individuals with Disabilities.

Our response to Gender-Primarily based Violence is knowledgeable by the efforts to implement the 6 key pillars of the Nationwide Strategic Plan, particularly:

Accountability, Management and Coordination

Prevention and Restoration of Social Material

Safety, Security and Justice,

Response, Care, Assist and Therapeutic

Financial Empowerment

Analysis and Info methods

As a part of institutionalising the implementation of the Nationwide Strategic Plan, plenty of processes have been employed by the Division to implement accountability, present management and coordinate implementation.

We’re working with varied Departments to arrange and submit weekly reporting to the President on progress made in implementation of targets set out within the Nationwide Strategic Plan.

The Division has efficiently advocated for inclusion of Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide as a standing agenda merchandise on all Director Generals (DGs) clusters and Cupboard conferences. That is a part of enhancing accountability and higher coordination of the Nationwide Strategic Plan implementation;

We’ve got additionally partnered with UN Girls and civil society to institutionalize the multi-sectoral implementation of the Nationwide Strategic Plan.

As well as, all provinces are engaged on putting in or strengthening and aligning coordinating buildings to the Nationwide Strategic Plan. This course of is important as provinces even have to begin reporting on progress.

In the end, this course of can be replicated on the District Degree championed by the Mayor.

As a part of build-up actions resulting in 16 days of activism marketing campaign, The Division is in collaboration with the taxi business on gender sensitization coaching.

The main focus of this intervention is to construct the capability of the taxi operators on gender sensitization utilizing the Nationwide Strategic Plan on Gender Primarily based Violence and Femicide.

The coaching commenced amongst Provinces which are thought of as hotspots for Gender-Primarily based Violence. The intention is to increase this coaching throughout the nation.

The Official Commemoration of 16 Days of Activism Marketing campaign, 25 November 2020,

The primary exercise of the day would be the elevating of the South African Flag to half-mast on the Union Buildings and throughout the nation to suggest the 5 Days of Remembrance of the family members and residents who misplaced their lives by Gender-Primarily based Violence and Femicide and COVID-19. The occasion will begin at 06h00 in morning.