SADC ministers of gender and women’s affairs express concern on high GBV in the region

13 June 2022

Ministers Responsible for Gender and Women's Affairs from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have expressed concern about the high prevalence of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the Region and urged Member States to develop effective and sustainable GBV prevention programmes.

This came out of the Ministers’ meeting held on 10 June 2022 in Lilongwe, Malawi, to review progress on the implementation of gender and development programmes in the Region, as well as the revised SADC Protocol on Gender and Development.

The Ministers urged Member States to improve GBV data collection and implement the SADC Regional Strategy and Framework of Action for Addressing GBV as part of the regional integration agenda's efforts to achieve gender equality and promote peace and security.

Read more from the SADC Website on: https://www.sadc.int/news-events/news/sadc-ministers-gender-and-womens-affairs-express-concern-high-gbv-region/

Issued by: Government Communications

Year: 
2022
Media Statement date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022