Womens constitutional rights to be followed up at law

Public hearings scheduled

Cabinet has approved the release of the Womens Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill for comment, a Bill which was drafted by ministry of women, children and people with disabilities in terms of Section 9 (2) of the Constitution.

According to the statement, the draft bill seeks to provide the department with the necessary authority to monitor, review and oversee gender mainstreaming into government processes and to promote the protection and advancement of women as per the Constitution in the private sector.

During her 2012/13 budget address, Lulu Xingwana, the minister involved, said that such a new law as then envisaged would amplify the Constitution on the subject and assist in the de-marginalisation of women and discrimination in terms of economic and labour opportunities and access credit and finance.

In her speech she also referred to women having more rights insofar as access to land was concerned.

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