President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Monday night address an alliance dialogue on Gender-based Violence as the African National Congress president under the theme: Men and Boys Fighting Gender-Based Violence
The Tripartite Alliance made up of the African National Congress (ANC), Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP).
Gender-based violence continues to rise under the national lockdown in the country.
Government calls upon men to reflect on their roles in society
On Sunday, Parliament hosted a virtual dialogue noting that South Africa is a nation in pain, and action is needed now. This comes as the country continues to deal with Gender-based Violence.
Stakeholders called upon men to reflect on their roles in society. The Father’s Day dialogue was themed Fathers Speak to Heal the Nation.
The dialogue was held in partnership with Social Development and the South African National Aid Council Men’s Sector. The discussion centered on the role men have to play in building a healthy society.
Deputy National Assembly Speaker, Lechesa Tsenoli, called for ideas to form a strategy to effectively fight violence against women.
There were calls to change strategies already in place. In his address to the nation on Wednesday, President Ramaphosa identified two pandemics facing South Africa. One is the COVID-19 virus and the other is Gender-based Violence.
In this video below, President Ramaphosa calls on citizens to end the culture of silence around Gender-based Violence: