Women political activists in conflict areas must be protected
1 September 2021
International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, has called for the protection of women in countries affected by conflict. Minister Pandor was speaking during a virtual event themed “Ensuring Protection for Full and Equal Participation in Peacebuilding and Political Spaces”.
“All women must be protected and should enjoy security from any form of harm. In fact, all political activists should be able to exercise their democratic right to protest and exercise all the civil and political rights we enjoy as South Africa by virtue of our Constitution,” she said.
The event was organised by the International Peace Institute and hosted in partnership with the Kenyan, South African, Swedish and the United States governments.