THE ISSUE IS IMPORTANT
It is stated as one of the sixstrategic priorities of themunicipality, contained in theDraft Five-year Strategic Plan(Integrated Development Plan).
SO4: To facilitate and ensure thedevelopment and empowerment ofthe poor and most vulnerablepeople, particularly women,children, youth, the disabled,elderly persons and rural dwellersthroughout the Cape Winelands.
Cape Winelands GDS
delegated responsibility to DR&SDto address gender based violenceand Child Abuse (Objective 4)
The following abbreviated profile paints agrim picture of the circumstances of womenin the Cape Winelands:
The number of females exceeds thenumber of males for every category ofthe gender age cohort except ages 5 -9 years; 20
24 years; and 40
years in the Cape Winelands Region.
In the 2010/11 Financial Year, 30% ofbabies born in the Drakenstein area
(the municipality with the largest
population size outside of Cape Townin the Western Cape Province), were
from teenage mothers.
Sexual crimes increased from 164reported incidences tin 2007/08 to 1
292 reported incidences in 2009/10, a
serious cause for concern as womenare the victims in most of these cases.
P R O J E C T S : P R E V E N T I O N
CAPE WINELANDS 16 DAYS PROGRAMME 2011