Minister calls on business, civil society to join hands with govt to address GBV

Minister calls on business, civil society to join hands with govt to address GBV

Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said one of the critical roles which the private sector could play was by economically empowering women.

FILE: The Minister was speaking at a webinar which included private sector associations – where she also detailed the national strategic plan on gender-based violence and femicide. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Government has called on business to join its efforts to combat gender-based violence in society.

Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said one of the critical roles which the private sector could play was by economically empowering women.

The Minister was speaking at a webinar which included private sector associations – where she also detailed the national strategic plan on gender-based violence and femicide.

“We believe that working together with government, the business sector, civil society and other stakeholders – we have an important role to contribute to eradicating gender-based violence and femicide in our society.”

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