The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought death and hardship to the country and unfortunately, women bore the brunt of the blow.
Women make up 70 percent of the unemployed people in South Africa. And those that have work, earn less than men and don’t have more disposable income to invest.
South Africa is a nation in pain, and action is needed now. The statement emanated from a virtual dialogue hosted by Parliament on Sunday.
The United Nations in the region has expressed satisfaction with regard to South African government handling of the COVID19 outbreak response measures.
Organisations are encouraging women to use codes to access help when faced with gender-based violence during the lockdown.