Parliament, Friday, 20 May 2022 – The Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Ms Sylvia Lucas, will, on Saturday, 21 May 2022, at 10:00, preside over the Women's Charter for Accelerated Development Report Back Session programme in Mahikeng, at the North West Provincial Legislature.

In the past two years, Parliament embarked on a nationwide provincial 1994 Women's Charter Review session that took stock of the progress made in implementing the 1994 Women's Charter for Effective Equality, and assessed its impact since the country's advent of freedom and democracy.

Ms Lucas and the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli, led the review sessions across all nine provinces, 44 districts and eight metropolitan municipalities. The Women's Charter for Accelerated Development emerged from this extensive review process.

The Women's Charter for Accelerated Development Report Back sessions in Mahikeng will see the provincial and local government leadership, including permanent delegates to the NCOP in the North West, reporting on feedback received following engagements with stakeholders from several districts and municipalities in the province.

Details of the report back session: 
Date: 21 May 2022
Time: 10:00 – 16h:00
Venue: North West Legislature Auditorium and Virtual Platform

For an interview with the NCOP Deputy Chairperson, Ms Sylvia Lucas, please contact Mlindi Mpindi at 081 716 7329.

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