National Youth Development Agency on Women’s Month launch

National Youth Development Agency statement on Women’s Month launch

South Africa celebrates the month of August as Women’s Month, in honor of the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws and fighting the rise of social ills, such as alcoholism. Women’s Month launch 2018 coincides with a march against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) taking place across the country.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) urges all young women to participate during the march against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Gatherings taking place today led by the #TotalShutDown movement, African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) Young Women’s Desk, and various organisations will commence at different times across South Africa and neighbouring countries.

According to the Executive Deputy Chairperson of the NYDA, Ms Bavelile Hlongwa Our freedom as women is not complete until all women are free from all forms of abuse, poverty, and inequality. This year’s Women’s Month Celebrations should renew our pledge to build a non-racial, non-sexist, united, democratic and prosperous South Africa, as envisioned in our Constitution

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter (Q2) of 2018 by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reveal that unemployment rate for women is higher than that of men, and women are less likely to participate in the labour market. Black women are the most vulnerable, sitting at 34.2%.

Teenage pregnancy is also on the rise giving us a mammoth task. We must work harder to liberate the girl child from a mentality of silence and submission. Society is finding it challenging to respond properly and balance young women’s right.

The NYDA will commemorate Women’s Month in honour of Mama Albertina Sisulu, celebrating her centenary year through a month-long programme focusing on sexual health, provision of free sanitary towels; take a girl child to school, providing training, education and skills development to young women. As a response to high levels of unemployment, especially amongst females, we shall be visiting university students to encourage them to consider entrepreneurship is a viable career option.

Other female Executive Directors will join members of the NYDA Board, Ms Joy Maimela, and Ms Zandile Majozi during meetings with women in different sectors. The aim is to understand their challenges and agree on how to work together to resolve them, ensuring access to products and services of the NYDA, especially in rural communities.

Source: Government of South Africa

National Youth Development Agency on Women’s Month launch

National Youth Development Agency statement on Women’s Month launch

South Africa celebrates the month of August as Women’s Month, in honor of the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws and fighting the rise of social ills, such as alcoholism. Women’s Month launch 2018 coincides with a march against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) taking place across the country.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) urges all young women to participate during the march against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Gatherings taking place today led by the #TotalShutDown movement, African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) Young Women’s Desk, and various organisations will commence at different times across South Africa and neighbouring countries.

According to the Executive Deputy Chairperson of the NYDA, Ms Bavelile Hlongwa Our freedom as women is not complete until all women are free from all forms of abuse, poverty, and inequality. This year’s Women’s Month Celebrations should renew our pledge to build a non-racial, non-sexist, united, democratic and prosperous South Africa, as envisioned in our Constitution

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter (Q2) of 2018 by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reveal that unemployment rate for women is higher than that of men, and women are less likely to participate in the labour market. Black women are the most vulnerable, sitting at 34.2%.

Teenage pregnancy is also on the rise giving us a mammoth task. We must work harder to liberate the girl child from a mentality of silence and submission. Society is finding it challenging to respond properly and balance young women’s right.

The NYDA will commemorate Women’s Month in honour of Mama Albertina Sisulu, celebrating her centenary year through a month-long programme focusing on sexual health, provision of free sanitary towels; take a girl child to school, providing training, education and skills development to young women. As a response to high levels of unemployment, especially amongst females, we shall be visiting university students to encourage them to consider entrepreneurship is a viable career option.

Other female Executive Directors will join members of the NYDA Board, Ms Joy Maimela, and Ms Zandile Majozi during meetings with women in different sectors. The aim is to understand their challenges and agree on how to work together to resolve them, ensuring access to products and services of the NYDA, especially in rural communities.

Source: Government of South Africa