Wednesday, March 25, 2009

25 March - Gender

Today we heard from Jennifer Williams – Director at the Women’s Legal Centre. We were talking about the Muslim Marriages Bill. It is reported in the media that the department of Justice will present the Bill to a cabinet subcommittee for consideration. The Bill once passed will protect Moslem women from being treated like second class citizens. The Women’s Legal Centre has launched a constitutional court application against government for failing to fulfill its obligation to equality by not passing legislation that recognises Muslim Marriages. For more information about the services that they provide contact their offices on (021) 424 5660 or go to http://www.wlce.co.za/

We also heard from Robin Booth - From the Synergy Schooling. We were talking about the Siblings without Rivalry Parenting Workshop. Sibling rivalry is one of humanity's oldest problems. While many kids are lucky enough to become the best of friends with their siblings, it's very common for brothers and sisters to fight. The most important factor, however, is parental attitude. Robin explained some do's and don'ts that may be helpful in dampening down sibling rivalry within a family. For more information, contact Robin on (021) 785 5500 alternatively you can visit their website www.robinbooth.co.za/training/rivalry

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