Consultations on the Programme of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Children
The Department of Social Development has scheduled provincial consultations to inform the development of the next National Programme of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Children (NPOA)
The new NPOA should respond to the analysis of need (see the Determinants Study), and system assessments, e.g. DPME’s diagnostic review and the World Health Organization (WHO) readiness study. As one of the Global Pathfinder countries, South Africa has committed to taking a systematic and holistic approach as outlined in the WHO’s INSPIRE: seven strategies for ending violence against children.
The NPOA should include a basket of services drawn from a selection of evidence-based programmes tailored to local needs. The basket should include universal programmes tackling social norms; community and school-based prevention and early interventions; and response services and minimum core services that the state must provide to survivors. Additionally, there should be a focus on structural interventions to reduce levels of poverty.
Provincial consultations will take place in various provinces in May and June:
|21-22 May 2018||Mpumalanga||Greenway Woods Resort,
Vintage Drive( off R40) in White River
|23-24 May 2018||Northern Cape||TBD|
|04-05 June 2018||Free State||TBD|
|12-13 June 2018||KZN||TBD|
|18-19 June 2018||GP||TBD|
|25-26 June 2018||NW||TBD|
|28-29 June 2018||EC||TBD|
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, you can make a written submission to DSD using the attached form (entitled “Consultation Questionnaire Draft”) and send it to:
Director, Child Protection
National Department of Social Development
Tel: 012 3127989
The draft programme for the consultations will give you a sense of what will happen at the consultative events.
For further information, contact:
Tel : 012 312-7151/Fax: 086 534 5168