On 21 April, the Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency has invited the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) to brief them on the following reports published by the Commission:
Fifty-seven Session of the Commission on Status of Women in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013.
Report of the Commission for Gender Equality on India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Women Conference 2013 in New Delhi, India from 14 -16 May 2013.
Report of the Commission for Gender Equality on Out of Mind, Out of Sight: Reviewing the implementation of the 365 Days of Action to End Violence against women and children.
Report of the Commission for Gender Equality on Expectations unfulfilled: Assessing the effectiveness of the National Council on Gender Based Violence.
Report of the Commission for Gender Equality on mainstreaming gender in the Public Sector: Reviewing progress in the Departments of Police and Science and Technology.
Research report on assessing the effectiveness of Gender Focal Points in South Africa, 2013.
Consolidated report on Court monitoring-assessment for 2013/14.
National Gender Summit 2014 report.
From rhetoric to gender reality: Women’s participation and representation in South Africa’s 2014 elections.
The invitation by the Portfolio Committee is in line with the CGE’s mandate which is to promote and protect gender equality, advise and make recommendations to Parliament or any other legislature with regard to any laws or proposed legislation which affects gender equality and the status of women. CGE hopes that the above-mentioned reports will assist in enhancing the oversight role of Parliament.
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SOURCE: South African Official News