AIDS council: Do your part, guys

The roundtable was also the launch of South African Men of the Year awards.

Moela was speaking yesterday at a Johannesburg men’s roundtable hosted by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. At the event, Ramaphosa launched SANAC’s draft South African Men’s Charter.

The charter includes psychosocial guidelines aimed at addressing issues such as social inclusion, safety and justice in communities. According to Ramaphosa, the guidelines will be distributed to communities for input and may be adopted in November 2016 on International Men’s Day.

“Our men’s sector is clear that husbands who exploit and abuse their wives are not a reflection of them,” Ramaphosa told Health-e News. “Our sons in this sector say that their peers who violate women and cause them indignity are not their true friends.”

The roundtable was also the launch of South African Men of the Year awards.

“Gender abuse must come to an end, and protecting our women must a 365 days thing not only during some specific days like the 16 days of activism and women’s month,” Ramaphosa added.

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini said she was encouraged by what she said was an increased attendance by men at events that discussed gender inequalities and gender-based violence.

South African Broadcasting Corporation Chief Operations Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng urged SANAC to hold men’s dialogues nationwide. – Health-e News.


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