The Department of Women will officially launch on Sunday the Children’s and Men’s Robots which seek to bring generational change and ensure a gender-based violence free society.
The Department says the Children’s Robots aim to condition the country’s next generation on how to be a good friend and educate them about the negative impacts of aggressive activities.
This follows the launch of the Women’s Robot by President Cyril Ramaphosa on National Women’s Day.
The Department says it has empowered thousands of women and girls through benchmarking healthy, as well as unhealthy relationships.
Spokesperson Shalen Gajadhar says the initiative is carried out through a series of dialogues.
“We constantly hear that men are the perpetrators of gender-based violence. What we’ve heard through dialogue we’ve heard men tell us that they themselves do not know what it means to be good men. We found that very poignant and said let’s develop a robot for men, so we have a robot that speaks to men. And we say for you to be a good partner, you need to support your partner’s ambitions for example, or you can forgive without causing harm. You can say I’m sorry.”