23 May 2017
The Democratic Alliance in the Northern Cape welcomes the commitment by the Premier to ensure that the provincial government, SAPS and other roleplayers will act decisively to combat the increasing scourge of violence against women and children in the province.
The commitment was given during a sitting of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature in response to a question posed to the premier by myself.
The Democratic Alliance welcomes the proposed seminar or summit to reinvigorate a much-needed campaign to curb violence against women and children. We will participate in this event and will definitely support all efforts to ensure the safety of our people. We need to have a coordinated, integrated approach from stakeholders inside the provincial government to effectively reduce violence against women and children.
The proposed seminar must take place sooner rather than later. Reports on the attempted kidnapping of a young girl in Roodepan shows that strategies to curb violence against women and children must be prioritised.
We cannot wait another day to secure the safety of our women and children.
Provincial Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance Women’s Network in the Northern Cape
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