PRESENTATION OFWOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND GENDER EQUALITY BILL, 2013ESTIMATED BUDGET PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE MEETING ,14 NOVEMBER 2013
COSTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WEGE BILL • The estimated cost for implementing the WEGE Bill once promulgated covers human and financial resources based on the Department’s mandate which is among others to: • Ensure equity and access to development opportunities for the vulnerable groups in our society. • Monitor and evaluate the mainstreaming of gender, children’s rights and disability considerations into all programmes of government and other sectors. • Monitor the extent to which the social and economic circumstances of women, children and people with disabilities are significantly improved.
ESTIMATED BUDGET REQUIRED The estimated additional budget required by Sub-Progammes to progressively and successfully implement the WEGE Act to ensure compliance with the provision in the Act are as follows:
ESTIMATED BUDGET REQUIRED The estimated budget required by Sub-Progammes to progressively and successfully implement the WEGE Act to ensure compliance with the provision in the Act are as follows:
ESTIMATED BUDGET REQUIRED The cost for implementing the WEGE Bill over the next MTEF
IMPLICATION TO ABSENCE OF ALLOCATION OF THE REQUIRED BUDGET The absence or inadequate allocation of budget to ensure the implementation of and ultimately adherence to provisions in the WEGE Act will: • maintain the continuing status quo of women as the face of poverty • retain the levels of under-development of the huge members of our population • not address the situation of women in rural areas • lead to the continued economic dependence of young women and women, with consequence to vulnerability to abuse, rape and murder
IMPLICATION TO ABSENCE OF ALLOCATION OF THE REQUIRED BUDGET - Continued • not see through changes in the economic and employment sector • delay comprehensive transformation for a better life for all • have unstable family structures continuing, with mothers abandoning or neglecting or not affording proper care of children • affect social cohesion and nation building • not allow for the country to effectively implement the laws of the country in a gender balanced way • affect the use of international treaties and resolutions towards a comprehensive human development • not enhance measures in place to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls