Gender Equality

Achieving true and meaningful gender equality is of utmost importance to the IFP. We know that women still bear the brunt of poverty, remaining on the fringes of the economy. Women still earn less than men for doing the exact same job. Women face war on our streets, at home and in the workplace. Ours is one of the most dangerous countries for women and children to live in. This must change

The IFP Will champion:

  • The roll-out of free sanitary pads to vulnerable children in need in all provinces.
  • Reduce the high-cost of medicine for all South Africans.
  • Increase financial support to Chapter Nine Institutions such as the Commission for Gender Equality.
  • Enact legislation to enforce equal pay for equal work.
  • Prioritising of the salaries of Banyana Banyana players.
  • Special courts to deal with Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
  • Specially-trained SAPS officers to deal with GBV must be available at all police stations
  • Gender equality module must be introduced as part of the school curriculum.