The 11-member committee — a group of nine women and two men – comprises members from non-governmental organisations, academia, research institutions and the private sector. Members will share their experiences and support UN Women in developing strategies to improve advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment in South Africa.
“This advisory group will be an important consultative body in regard to our programmes and work in South Africa,” said Dr Auxilia Ponga, UN Women representative, South Africa Multi-Country Office.
“The launch is particularly timely with awareness of the gender equality movement currently gaining momentum ahead of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women next month,” Ponga said.
Source: All Africa
Author: All Africa