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Government failing to meet its targets to fight GBV and femicide – DA

THE DA wants the Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to account for the government’s slow response to the fight against gender-based violence and femicide in the country.

The call was made after the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) issued a damning report that more that 60% of the government’s targets in its Emergency Response Action Plan (ERAP) to deal with gender-based violence and femicide has not been reached.
DA deputy spokesperson on women, youth and persons with disabilities Nazley Sharif said the fact that out of 81 targets, only 17 were met and 12 partially achieved, leaving 51 (63.75%) targets unmet, was shameful.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

The DA raised questions regarding the effectiveness of the ERAP when it was first presented in 2019, as well as in subsequent committee meetings with… Nkoana-Mashabane and the Deputy Director-General Shoki Tshabalala, who leads the department’s response to GBVF. The fact is the government does not have strong structures, processes and systems in place to ensure monitoring and evaluation, oversight, consequence management or accountability,” Sharif said.

She said the DA was concluding its national oversight tour to Thuthuzela care centres and could confirm that the experience of those fighting the scourge of GBVF in our communities reflect the government’s absence highlighted by the CGE report.

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Source: IOL