Women Empowerment And Transformation In The SA Navy
13 October 2005
Chairperson, on Monday, 10 October, women in the SA Navy gathered to discuss issues of empowerment and transformation in the force and in society in general. The womens conference, the first in the 83 years of our navys existence, was held in Milnerton with the theme Celebrating the spirit of womanhood within you.
The ANC commends the SA Navy on its effort to empower women by opening up the debate on the role of women in the navy and on its efforts to close the gap between the participation of women and men in policy formulation and decision-making.
The three-day conference covered various themes, including health, HIV/Aids, leadership, trust issues, networking, role modelling, unity, and sharing womens experiences within the military and in the corporate and public sectors.
The ANC recognises the important work done by the Minister of Defence and the SA Navy to establish a gender-sensitive navy, and we wish them very well in their endeavours.
A VAN WYK
ANC Member of Parliament
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