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OWSD South Africa: National Council on Gender-Based Violence and femicide Bill, 2021

October 19, 2021

The Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities intends introducing the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Bill, 2021 to Parliament

An explanatory summary of the Bill is hereby published (attached below) in accordance with section 9 (e) of the Promotion of  Access to Information Act, 2000. The Bill seeks to establish a multi sectoral, independent and non – partisan advisory body,  comprising of representatives from both the government and civil society organisations to ensure effective coordination and implementation of the National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide.

This envisaged structure will be called a National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide; and shall be accountable to a Board. Whereas, the National Council on Gender Based Violence and Femicide Secretariat unit led by the Chief Executive Officer will provide technical and administrative support to the Council.

A call for OWSD South African members to engage, comment and participate in this bill as it has a bearing on issues of women.

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