Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Hon Susan Shabangu, MP, and Supra Mahumapelo, North West Province Premier, will launch the roll out the National Dialogues for No Violence Against Women and Children on Monday, 26th February at the Kenneth Kaunda Municipality.
The National Dialogues in North West will take place in the four District Municipalities of the province. The focus of the dialogues might vary from district to district as they will be informed by the social issues and challenges unique to each district.
The National Dialogues were piloted in Limpopo and rolled out in the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga provinces as part of the #365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. The dialogues are a platform for deepening democracy whilst ensuring safer and crime-free communities – especially for women and children.
The Department of Women is undertaking the National Dialogues in partnership with the North West Provincial Government, North West Department of Social Development respective municipalities, faith-based organisations, traditional leaders, civil society organisations, legal and the private sectors.
The objective of the National Dialogues is to assist the Department of Women and government to best understand the nature and root causes of the scourge of femicide, rape and violence against women and children, in order to inform government’s response and course of action.