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National Gender Conference

Theodora Steele, 10 June 2009

Objectives for the National Gender Conference currently being held (10-11 June, Birchwood Hotel Boksburg):

  1. To comprehensively evaluate the state of current gender struggles in COSATU and its affiliates.
  2. To review and assess the implementation of past COSATU Gender Policy and 9th National Congress resolutions on gender.
  3. To adopt the Gender Unit Report for the 10th National Congress in September
  4. To devise new strategies, policies and resolutions for implementing gender programmes in readiness for the Congress and input for the next three years programme.

Contact COSATU Organising Secretary Theodora Steele, 082 563 6955, theo@cosatu.org.za.

Full details of the programme are as follows:

NATIONAL GENDER COMMITTEE (NGC) CONFERENCE

BIRCHWOOD HOTEL, BOKSBURG ON 10-11 JUNE 2009

Proposed Agenda

Day One, Wednesday 10th June 2009

09h00 to 10h00:                                                          Arrival and Registration

Chairpersons:                                                              Louisa Thipe & Mathapelo Mputi

10h00 to 10h15

Opening

Nkosi Sikelela

10h15 to 10h30

Welcome and Introductions

Louisa Thipe

Delegates

10h30 to 10h55

Apologies and Credentials

Gertrude Mtsweni

10h55 to 11h00

Adoption of the Agenda

Delegates

Tea Break, 11h00 to 11h30

11h30 to 12h00

Presentation and Adoption of Minutes

Patricia Nyman-Appolis

Delegates

12h00 to 12h15

Messages of Support to set the tone for Conference:

  • ANC Womens League
  • SACP Gender Desk
  • SANCO

For confirmations

Sisisi Tolashe

Lindelwa Dunjwa

Ruth Bhengu

12h15 to 12h45

Keynote Address

COSATU NOB

12h45 to 13h00

Presentation of Gender Unit Report

Patricia Appolis

13h00 to 13h30

Discussion and Adoption of Report

Delegates

 

Lunch Break, 13h30 to 14h30

 

14h30 to 16h30

Plenary Presentations:

  • Workshop Commission proposals on Evaluating and Planning our Gender Work and campaigns identified
  • PWMSA programme, resolutions and work done
  • Sex Work by SWEAT
  • Women ‘s Ministry by ANC Women‘s League

Liesl Orr

Zanele Hlatshwayo

Vivienne Lalu

Nosizwe 

16h30 to 17h30

Commission Work as above Topics

  • Commission 1 (Women leadership, representation and challenges)
  • Commission 2 (Gender campaigns, organising, education & structures)
  • Commission 3 (Women ‘s international & local movements and institutions)
  • Commission 4 (Sex Work and options)

Facilitators:

Angie Phetle & Liesl Orr

Jane Barret & Mathapelo Mputi

Nina Benjamin & Lulama  Nare

Patricia Appolis & Prakashne Govender

 

Cultural Evening, 18h00 to 21h00

18h00 to 18h15

Welcoming and Introduction:

  • Guests
  • Sponsors

Programme Director:

18h15 to 18h45

Farewell Messages:

  • Minister of Women, Youth, Children & People with Disabilities
  • Chairperson of Caucus
  • Other Women Leaders

Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya

Alinah Rantsolase

Nonhle Mkhulisi

18h45 to 19h30

Cultural Activity

Viva Hecate

19h30 to 20h30

Dinner

Conference Center

Day Two, Thursday 11th June 2009

 

09h00 to 10h00

Commissions finalise reports

As above facilitators

10h00 to 11h00

Plenary Commission Presentations

Commissions

Tea Break, 11h00 to 11h30

11h30 to 12h30

Plenary Continues and Discussions

Commissions

12h30 to 13h30

Presentation of Declaration and Resolutions

Patricia Nyman-Appolis

13h30 to 14h15

Adoption of Declaration and Resolutions

Delegates

14h15 to 14h30

Vote of Thanks

Buyiswa Matika

14h30 to 15h30

Lunch and Departures

 

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