remarks and I quote I see in the introduction we speak of three hundred years

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remarks, and I quote: I see in the introduction we speak of three hundred years of colonialism and racism. But we say nothing about a millennium of male domination. And what about the sexism we encounter in our daily lives today inside the organisation? It’s not just inequality in structures that we are talking about. It’s the culture, the values and the things people just take for granted in their daily lives that are keeping us back. The dream of realising a world that would not only denounce racial domination but equally put in efforts to undo male domination was beginning to take form. Dreams act as a compass to choose a path among many options. They shape our choices and ultimately link to a purpose in life. This dream formed as a basis for our progressive Constitution that is recognized worldwide. Hon Speaker, ultimately the text of the constitutional guidelines was changed to speak not only of 300
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 189 years of racial domination, but served as a benchmark which denounced a millennium of male domination. Gender-based violence is a profound and widespread problem in South Africa impacting on almost every aspect of life. It is systemic and deeply entrenched in institutions, cultures and traditions. While government’s posture towards gender-based violence has been a commitment towards primary prevention through awareness creation, community engagements and holding perpetrators accountable, we must emphasize that there is no single factor alone that is a direct cause of gender-based violence. It is caused by a combination of drivers operating at different levels of the social ecology, which is why the approach to gender-based violence cannot be one dimensional. It affects society as a whole and as such, requires collective efforts from all sectors of society. This stance recognises the complexity of gender-based violence and highlights its deep rooted nature in relation to the history and socioeconomic realities of South Africa.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 190 In this regard, through legislative reforms, specific programmes and to an extent, public private partnerships, the ANC-led government has continuously prioritised the improvement of women access to justice and economic opportunities. During our elections campaign trail, the ANC made a commitment to our electorate towards prioritising gender mainstreaming across all sectors of society. The most important being that of building safer communities and safer lives. We committed to equip police and courts to support survivors of gender-based violence. In keeping with this commitment, President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday night delivered his second state of the nation address and noted that ending gender-based violence is an urgent national priority that requires the mobilisation of all South Africans and the involvement of all institutions.
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