The Intelligence Transfer Centre is asking you to join some of the most powerful women in politics at the 6th Annual Women in Politics Africa Conference on October 29 – 30, 2014 at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Last year, Hon Cde Eunice Iipinge mentioned in her presentation that “Gender equality and women empowerment are human rights that lie at the heart of development and the achievement of the MDG’s. Women are systematically subjected to violence, marginalisation and disempowerment practices. In order to be more responsive to women empowerment and leadership, we need to be more responsive to women improvement of conditions, standards, events and general perspectives of life. Let us unite in eradicating all disempowerment practices”
What makes this year unique is that we have not only top leaders in Africa speaking, but we have negotiated fantastic hotel rates to ensure you are able to relax and stay over during the conference.
Key Strategies to be discussed
- Delving into the decline of women representation in politics
- Fortifying the role of women in politics and equipping them with the tools to execute their mandate
- Using your leadership scope to eradicate the feminisation of women in poverty
- Closing the gender gap through Africa’s transformation agenda for 2063 empowering women to empower nations
- Analysing Africa’s readiness for more women presidents
- Mainstreaming women into politics –using democracy to the advantage of women
- Being a leader with influence through political intelligence
- Moving towards stronger policies to ensure a more prominent presence of women in politic
- Practical Media and Communication Workshops
- Practical tips of what women politicians should do with regards to understanding the role of the media better facilitated by Ferial Haffajee, City Press Editor.
- Getting your message across using strong communication techniques facilitated by Tembisa Gebeda Marele, Broadcast Media and Communication Specialist.
- Jessie Duarte – ANC Deputy Secretary General, Republic Of South Africa
- Itumeleng Komanyane – Eastern & Southern Regional Civil Society Advisory Group Member, UN Women
- Hon. Dipuo Peters – Minister of Transport, Republic Of South Africa
- Hon. Ntaoleng Mafisa – Senior Gender Officer (Political Empowerment), Ministry of Gender Youth Sports & Recreation, Lesotho
- Hon. Rosalia Annette Nghidinwa – Minister, Ministry of Gender Equality and Chilf Welfare, Namibia
- Hon. Lerato Maloka – Executive Mayor of Lesedi Local Municipality, Republic Of South Africa
- Hon. Zanele kaMagwaza Msibi – Deputy Minister of Science & Technology, Republic Of South Africa
- Dr. Lydia Meshoe – Provincial Leader, African Christian Democratic Party, Republic Of South Africa
- Hon. Eunice Dorris Dlakude – Deputy Chief Whip, Republic Of South Africa
- Ferial Haffajee – Editor, City Press, Republic Of South Africa
- Dr. Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika – Chancellor, University of Zambia, Zambia
- Tembisa Gebeda Marele – Media & Communications Specialist, Broadcast Media, Republic of South Africa