A psychologically empowered society that upholds the rights of women, men, children, senior citizens, youth and people with disabilities towards an HIV/AIDS free society.
To mainstream the rights and upliftment of women, men, children, senior citizens, youth and people with disabilities through advocacy, intersectoral collaboration, capacity development, monitoring and evaluation.
Respect: To serve with courtesy
Effective Communication: To exercise a productive participatory rapport.
Commitment: To serve and promote the well-being of all target groups
Equity: To exercise fair discrimination or impartiality at all times;
Accountability: To account for all our actions in delivering on our mandate.
• Strengthen good governance for the Special Programmes Unit to deliver on its mandate.
• Promote intersectoral collaboration through Operation Sukuma Sakhe.
• Promote, advocate and monitor women’s empowerment and gender equality.
• Promote, advocate and monitor men’s rights and responsibilities.
• Promote, advocate and monitor children’s rights and responsibilities.
• Promote, advocate and monitor senior citizen’s rights and responsibilities.
• Promote, advocate and monitor youth’s rights and responsibilities.
• Promote, advocate and monitor the rights of people with disabilities.
• Promote, advocate and monitor the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.
A range of policies inform equality, empowerment, human rights and human dignity processes. These include, among others, the following:
- Municipal Systems Act
• Municipal Finance Management Act
• Municipal Structures Act
• White Paper on Affirmative Action in the Public Service, 1997
• White Paper on Integrated National Disability Strategy, 1997
• South African National Policy Framework for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, 2000
• Technical Assistance Guidelines on the Employment of People with Disabilities, 2007
• South African International Relations and Cooperation Framework
• Employment Equity Act (Act 55 of 1996)
• Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (Act 39 of 1996)
• Basic Conditions of Employment Act (Act 75 of 1997)
• Domestic Violence Act (Act 116 of 1998)
• Maintenance Act (Act 4 of 1998)
• Skills Development Act (Act 97 of 1998)
• Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (Act 53 of 2003)
• Children’s Act (Act 38 of 2005)